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The Big Shot-Caller

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Marred by amateurish line readings and a charmless, uninviting office worker for a protagonist (David Rhein), this life-after-rejection drama feels like a trial run for something more ambitious. Jamie, we learn from a wizened narrator (why in Spanish?), became obsessed with salsa dancing at a young age. 

Extremely nearsighted, he grows into an awkward dater. Meanwhile, advice-spouting sister Lianne (glibly played by the director; the Rheins are siblings) does her best to push him toward confidence and the dance floor. Authentic NYC locales shot on jittery video supply more interest than the story does.

Written by Joshua Rothkopf
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