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Cast: Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Larry Fessenden
When self involved prankster, Jake (Richard Tanne), gets hit by a car, the only person around to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). With the help of pretty, no-nonsense physical therapist, Lilly (Cody Horn), Sam agrees to help Jake recover. But when Sam's high school crush, Zoe (Kristen Connolly), moves back to town, it's every man for himself and Sam is left asking, "with friends like this, who needs enemies?!"
"Worst Friends" tells the story of Jake, a self proclaimed prankster, but to those who were his friends he was more an asshole. When Jake gets hit by a car while running to his father's wedding there is no one around to help take care of him. His father is too busy heading off to his honeymoon so he tells Jake's old childhood friend Sam that he will pay him $1000, $500 now and the other $500 when they return. Sam lives at home with his mom and they are struggle money wise so he decides to take the job knowing the way Jake is.
When Sam's old crush Zoe moves back to town Jake decides to again ruin things for Sam until he decides enough is enough.
"Worst Friends" is a dark comedy with some very funny moments in it but it also sends a few messages about what friendship is really about as well. This was not a laugh out loud comedy to me but it did remain humorous all the way through. Jake was the type of jerk you love to hate and Sam was the nice guy that always gets abused by Jake. You feel for Sam and you hope in the end that he and Zoe get together.
Story wise it is pretty predictable but the journey is enjoyable. One thing that made the film better was the cast, Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly and Cody Horn give excellent performances. "Worst friends" is a simple story but the acting and well-written dialogue take it up another notch. Certainly not a great film but an enjoyable one that I recommend checking out.
Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Level 33 Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****