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Wah Do Dem

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
This mildly appealing mini-budget odyssey follows the (mis)adventures of young holidaying New Yorker Max (musician Sean ‘Bones’ Sullivan). Moving from drunken nights on a cruise bound for Jamaica, through a ‘roots’ travelogue across the island – Max is robbed of everything short of his underpants on Mahogany Beach; watches his cruise ship sail off without him; sees in Obama’s victory in a dancehall in St Catherine; is threatened with a knife outside Kingston – the movie alternates from bad experience to good before attempting a final meeting of the two. The film is mercifully lacking in hyperbole its indie/mumblecore quirks are not excessive, excepting an over-emphatic ‘Apocalypse Now’-style sequence featuring a mystic rasta, played by ‘The Harder They Come’s Carl Bradshaw. The soundtrack features a mix of New York rock bands (MGMT, Yeasayer), Jamaican reggae and dancehall.
Written by Wally Hammond

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 27 August 2010
  • Duration:76 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace
  • Cast:
    • Sean Bones
    • Norah Jones
    • Kevin Bewersdorf
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