Full Grown Winner

by Matthew Curtis
January 4, 2008 10:09 AM
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Congratulations to filmmaker David Munro and FULL GROWN MEN for winning the 2007 indieWIRE Undiscovered Gems Audience Award yesterday. The bittersweet comedy about a young man (Matt McGrath) who refuses to grow up--which was showcased in the 2007 Florida Film Festival last spring as the only narrative feature in the Florida Sidebar--won a theatrical distribution deal with Emerging Pictures that includes a $50,000 P&A guarantee and a $50,000 license fee for exclusive broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Complete with its satirical barbs at Disney World (or "Diggityland") and road trip north from Miami to Central Florida with characters along the way ranging from a disgruntled ex-theme park employee to a horny bartending clown to a delusional ex-Weeki Wachi mermaid, this is an often humorous tale of accepting responsibility and acting your age. The supporting cast of Judah Friedlander, Alan Cumming, Amy Sedaris, and Deborah Harry is a joy to watch, and FULL GROWN MEN is truly deserving of whatever kind of theatrical release it finally gets. A very nice way to start the new year...

--Matthew

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