Director David Cross
Screenplay David Cross
Writer David Cross
Genre Comedy, Drama
Country United States
|Release date January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21) (Sundance Film Festival)
February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13) (United States)|
Producers David Cross, Jessica Latham, Giles Andrew, Ryan Brooks, Charles Denton
Cast Meredith Hagner (Katelyn), Matt Walsh (Dave), James Adomian (Donovan), Jake Cherry (Cory), Derek Waters (Larson), Wyatt Cenac (Babatunde)
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Tagline Based on a true story... that hasn't happened yet.
A talentless teen (Meredith Hagner) will do anything to get on TVs "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father (Matt Walsh), a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Hits is a 2014 American dramedy, written and directed by American comedian, actor and writer David Cross. It is the directorial debut of Cross. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2014. The film later screened at 2014 Sundance London Film Festival on April 26, 2014. On February 13, 2015, Hits became the first feature-length film to be released on BitTorrent with a pay-what-you-want model.
A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Municipal worker Daves life changes completely when videos of his rants about potholes at City Hall go viral on YouTube.
Hits received mixed reviews from critics. Justin Chang of Variety, said in his review that "David Cross’s scattershot “Hits” resembles early Alexander Payne in its playful (or hateful?) skewering of local yokels and their purportedly dim dreams." David Rooney in his review for The Hollywood Reporter said that "Celebrity in the age of the viral sensation gets broad treatment in this modest effort, unlikely to reflect its title." Katherine Kilkenny of Indiewire grade the film C by saying that "The film’s holier-than-thou approach produces laughs in the initial scenes but edges closer to bland misanthropy once Liberty’s developed characters get their unjust deserts."
ReferencesHits (film) Wikipedia
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