|JUST ONE DRINK (director/writer: Andrew de Burgh; cinematographer: Luca Mercuri; editor: Jason Christopher; music: Scott Jeffry Holmes; cast: Andrew de Burgh (Steve Pintolivo), Barbara Nedeljakova (Tamara Nolan), Isaac Anderson (Derek Urden), Harwood Gordon (Andrei Dzagoev); Runtime: 19; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Esther Washington/ Andrew de Burgh; YouTube; 2015)|
|"The knockout film is too short to
do more than provide a fine eerie atmosphere for
its femme fatale story."
by Dennis Schwartz
A short indie
film that stars Andrew de Burgh, who also wrote
and directed it. It's
a psychological revenge thriller set in Hollywood. The
knockout film is too short to do more than provide a
fine eerie atmosphere for its femme fatale story.
beautiful widow, Tamara Nolan (Barbara
Nedeljakova, Hostel star),
messages hipster recent college grad Steve (Andrew de
Burgh) through Facebook
to attend her New Year's Eve party in her Hollywood
apartment. She confounds Steve by saying they
previously met. Before the visit, Steve scores
weed in the pad of Derek (Isaac
Anderson), his pal from
college, and they make with some goofy stoned talk.
Derek finds Tamara hot through the Facebook photo he
views, and convinces Steve to go to the party with
him. At Tamara's place, the boys, the only guests,
have one of her spiked drinks and get knocked
unconscious. We then learn her motive for the
torturous invite, as the boys are tied up in the
REVIEWED ON 3/4/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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