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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Coyote

    Subject: Re: Fort Collins Premiere Night
    Date: Sep 7, 2008
    Sender: MrMarkPrevious | Next

    Good fun flick!

    Just saw this at the TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins. It's good too - has many humorous moments and great desert scenery (I used to live in Tucson)...but somehow ends up feeling a bit too "lite" as things get nasty.

    I feel they maybe tried to incorporate too many elements (subplots & action) into a cheerily more compassionate trafficking tale. But when things turn deadly - you wonder how Steve (apparently a bright fellow) could be so naive?

    Probably just Steve's wishfully optimistic thinking...although scenes of him getting drunk seemed to hint at a self-aware denial of the seriousness of his actions, just wanting to help people and have fun doing it.

    I liked the attempt at developing J's character as the film progresses, but still came away not caring that much. When his new girlfriend talks about "why leave Mexico anyway?" I wanted 10 more minutes of dialog played out examining the pros and cons of staying versus leaving - from the Mexican point of view.

    But there wasn't time as the violent descent into action movie began. I was glad to see Steve pay the price for his lack of better judgement concerning his choice of felonious employment and how it might affect others lives - despite his good intentions. During his final scene in the hospital he seemed to finally grasp what he'd been doing...

    The movie succeeds in examining how the dual nature of our choices and actions may or may not carry forth our intentions (good or bad), affecting many lives along the way.

    I enjoyed the film and the cast Q&A after the screening was fun and informative. Brett did say that they were going for a "ambigious moral tale of criminal behaviors". I think real life is full of those sorts of decisions (like the Mayor of Detriot Kwame Kilpatrick recently had to face) and am happy they approached it in a funny and creative way.

    For me it wasn't quite filling as a full meal deal - but "Coyote" is most assuredly worth watching and I look forward to more projects from these two talented lads.

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    Response to this comment:
    Fort Collins Premiere Night

    We (friends and family) just saw this film at the TriMedia Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. The film is great. Great writing, great acting, and a great story. Not preachy, not anti-American (imagine that!) and not predictable. The writers can be very proud of themselves and I hope they go all the way in this business.






    Comment index:

  • Fort Collins Premiere Night   from Stephanie Anderson, Sep 6, 2008
  • » Re: Fort Collins Premiere Night «   from MrMark, Sep 7, 2008
  • Great Movie   from Andrea Campos, Apr 20, 2009
  • coyote   from kelley, Apr 22, 2009
  • [no subject]   from J.M. , Sep 30, 2009
  • Coyote   from Alvin Goffin, Aug 1, 2010
  • Coyote   from Jim in Florida, Oct 10, 2010
  • Fort Collins Premiere Night   from Stephanie Anderson, Sep 6, 2008
  • » Re: Fort Collins Premiere Night «   from MrMark, Sep 7, 2008
  • Great Movie   from Andrea Campos, Apr 20, 2009
  • coyote   from kelley, Apr 22, 2009
  • [no subject]   from J.M. , Sep 30, 2009
  • Coyote   from Alvin Goffin, Aug 1, 2010
  • Coyote   from Jim in Florida, Oct 10, 2010