Tumbledown 2013

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Inspired by true events, Todd Verow s Tumbledown is an explosive cocktail- an emotional rollercoaster ride through the dark sides of sexuality. A complicated love triangle develops after hunky Jay meets bartender Nick and invites him to spend the weekend with him and his partner in their country cabin. Soon, copious amounts of sex, drugs and alcohol lead to a dark obsession and even darker complications. Always bold and never less than riveting, Tumbledown is sure to leave you breathless.

Starring:
Brad Hallowell, Todd Verow
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 20 minutes
Starring Brad Hallowell, Todd Verow, Brett Faulkner
Director Todd Verow
Genres Drama, Romance
Studio Fusion Media Sales
Rental release 26 August 2013
Main languages English

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Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Clare on 3 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I suspect the writer, director and actor (Todd Verow) started this project with a relatively good story (as an idea). What resulted however, was far from good. My gut instinct is to avoid a movie where the director has so many roles, as I believe they ultimately loose their way.

Granted this was made on extremely small budget, but many an excellent movie have had similar constraints. The sound was at times inaudible, leaving large portions of conversation unheard (I suspect this was due to the camera mike being used). Not that this would have harmed or undermined the movie any further than it did itself, as the scripting left much to be desired. Far too much time was spent on arbitrary, meaningless and fanciful dialogue between the characters, and not enough on establishing those characters and the story. This in turn made the movie far too long, and in my humble opinion could have been better edited.

The acting was perpetually forced, and at times painful to watch. The only credible portrayal was the innocuous drug counsellor, whose nauseating clinical deliberation and counselling attempt would make any addict under her supervision want to stay clean. There was no tangible dynamic between the characters, and it unfortunately shows.

In short there is nothing redeeming about this film, and I am loathed to spend any more time commenting on it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By perko on 2 Oct. 2013
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A grubby film.....
well-acted and interesting structure and strangely compelling but I do not want to see it again. Charity box! (Although I hope some little old lady doesn't buy it from Oxfam!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Zee Jai on 1 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
Somewhere in this agonising train-wreck of a movie there's an interesting idea. But it's explored with such plodding, wooden ineptitude that its impact is rendered impotent.

Tumbledown is 80 minutes long, but it feels much, much longer. I found myself fastforwarding swathes of material where nothing was happening. The acting is stilted, the plot barely moves, and the direction is self-indulgent. There's nothing to redeem this joyless shambles - it's virtually unwatchable.
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Format: DVD
Truly awful movie based on a reasonably good idea. The actors ought to be had under the trade descriptions act, they are so wooden. There is no attempt to create any depth of character, merely skim over the usual gay clichés. Thankfully I only rented this as part of my monthly subscription otherwise I would have felt completely ripped off.
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Format: DVD
If you watch carefully, somewhere in the middle you will spot the single incident that forms the basis of what this movie is all about. The rest of the movie shows the lead up to the moment, the moment and then a series of repeats showing the moment from the perspectives of all the lead characters. It's a well-padded docu-drama that is best viewed with the fast-forward button pushed if you want to avoid the dreary, extended scenes as they walk up the mountain that gives the film its title (no, it's not the one featured in the famous Falklands battle). Wooden characters in a wooden hut playing out a dreadful script. Give it a miss!!
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