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Robert asks Jenny, a girl he found on Craigslist, to be his new roommate. Now after a year of living together, he finds himself falling in love with her, but his ability to keep afloat in San Francisco is coming to an end. With a lame job and not enough income, he has no choice but to move back with his parents in Rochester, NY. With only three days until his flight home, Robert struggles to tell Jenny his true feelings and to determine what direction his life is headed.
"Falling Uphill" is a film that focuses on Robert, a young man struggling to make ends meet financially but he is also having another problem. Since taking Jenny on as a roommate a year ago Robert has begun falling in love with her but the problem is she already has a boyfriend and Robert is about to move back home because he just can't make ends meet in San Francisco. To make matters worse he meets Sara, a young lady with troubles of her own. Agreeing to help her out makes it a bit more difficult for him and Jenny to meet up and have the talk they both want before he leaves but meeting Sara could also be the wake up call Robert has been needing.
This is a pretty simple movie story wise but it is also realistic as well with interesting and likable characters that are more complex than you might think going into the movie. To talk too much about the story would do the film no justice, the characters and the story they tell is one that needs to be seen rather than told about. You really pull for Robert and you really want things to work out with him and Jenny who seem like they could easily be that perfect couple but once he meets Sara you begin to think that maybe there is more out there for him and perhaps leaving is the best option for him at this time. It is a though-provoking romantic drama that pulls at the heart strings but it also provides some pretty good laughs along the way as well.
One of things that really stood out for me here was the cast, Ari Kanamori is terrific as Robert, Jessiqa Pace is amazing as Sara, she just about steals every scene she is in and Jena Hunt is a beautiful and talented actress who gives a wonderful performance as Jenny. The film looks great and the Indie soundtrack really fits the story. This is also a pretty impressive feature film debut for Writer/Director, Richard J. Bosner. I don't like to compare movies and such but Bosner seems to have the same kind of story telling abilities as Edward Burns which is a great gift to have. I look forward to seeing what this talented filmmaker has coming out next.
I enjoyed everything about "Falling Uphill" and found it to be a terrific character driven drama that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.
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Released by Cinema Epoch
**** Out Of *****