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Cast: Megli Micek, Lundon Boyd, Luke Jones, Melody Melendez
Eve, A 9-year-old hardened by time as a neglected foster child, is accustomed to taking life seriously. So, when she meets Dave, a drunk thirty something who forgot to grow up, she sees an opportunity. Liars, Fires and Bears finds these two on an unlikely cross-country road trip after young Eve Hatches a plan to reunite with her absent brother, and laid-back Dave suddenly finds himself on the run from both the cops and the robbers. With a precocious tot behind the wheel and an immature man-child navigating, Eve and Dave may find the quickest route to their destination is through each other.
"Liars, Fires and Bears" tells the story of two very different people. First there is Dave, a man in his 30's that has no sense of responsibility besides getting drunk all the time and then there is Eve, a little nine year old girl who feels neglected by her foster parents, all she wants to do is run away and go live with her older brother.
They meet one night while Dave is busy getting drunk at a bar, meanwhile Eve has again run away from home and found herself inside Dave's car. Their meeting does not last long because Dave is pulled over by police and arrested for drunken driving which leaves Eve alone again. The story then takes it times introducing us to both characters a bit more and their lives but they meet again before long. Dave decides to help Eve find her brother even though he does not have much of a choice because he is being hunted by police and a robber who stole most of Dave's belongings from his apartment.
"Liars, Fires and Bears" is a very different and unique little film, it is hard to classify it because it is several different things. It is a buddy movie, a road movie and a story of opposites that fate brings together. I loved the film, the cinematography is amazing and the soundtrack is fantastic. The story is dramatic, funny and heartfelt at times. These two are so different people yet they seem to some how compliment each other and in the end they help each other more than they could of ever imagined.
Lundon Boyd and Megli Micek are brilliant as Dave and Eve, they bring their characters to life and you cannot help but feel for the both of them. The rest of the supporting cast were stellar as well.
Independent cinema has proven over and over again that it delivers when it comes to story and characters and "Liars, Fires and Bears" is just one more example of how amazing it is. I was sucked into the lives of Dave and Eve right from the start and I was glued to the screen the entire time as I was hoped for the best for the both of them. An amazing character piece that is engaging and often funny. I cannot recommend this film enough. It is a gem of a movie that deserves a large audience which I am sure it will get through strong word of mouth.
Available on DVD with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
Designing Daniels House
You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Brinkvision
***** Out Of *****