One of the best movies I've ever seen. Heavy on drama, with some zany humor thrown in by way of the types of characters one might encounter in LA, and a bittersweet ending. Overall, a highly imaginative work of art.
Time Out saysA nuclear thriller with a devastating narrative hook. Having arranged to meet a new girlfriend (Winningham) after her night shift at an LA diner, trombone-player and shy romantic Harry (Edwards) oversleeps and misses her. At 4.05 am, he picks up a ringing pay-phone outside the diner, and a voice screams 'It's happening! I can't believe it. We're locked into it...50 minutes and counting'. Is this some late-night freak's joke, or has a chance crossed line given Harry warning of impending nuclear Armageddon? With one deft stroke, writer-director DeJarnatt taps into the nightmare of being the first to know about the (possible) end of the world, and the awesome responsibility of having to communicate this news to others. The patrons of the Miracle Mile diner are understandably sceptical, but with less than an hour to live, Harry's personal priorities come sharply into focus. Cleverly written, authentically staged and sympathetically played, it's brave, uncompromising, and above all, frighteningly believable.
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This movie sucked beyond belief. There were many random parts that made no sense whatsoever. The ending sucked so badly, I wanted to rip my eyes out. I am currently trying to purge this from my memory. There are a million different ways to do this, and they chose the worst. At least I can say the movie didn't last any longer than what it did. Please don't watch this unless you're in the mood for a terribly horrible movie. I wish I could rate this at negative stars.