DVD Review “Black Limousine”

Directed by: Carl Colpaert
Starring: David Arquette, Bijou Phillips, Vivica A. Fox, Nicholas Bishop, Carla Ortiz
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Running Time: 101 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: N/A

When you see this film it looks like a really trippy look inside Tinseltown, I have to say I was really taken back how decent of a film it is. David Arquette delivered a really stunning and dramatic performance. I had a real problem with the film’s cover art though as it reveals too much. “Black Limousine” also does gets a little too existential but overall it balances out and delivers an interesting little film.

The film follows Jack MacKenzie (Arquette), a divorced father, recovering alcoholic and former Hollywood composer now working as a limousine driver. Jack tries to put his life back in the right direction but constantly ends up with creative frustration, economic desperation and emotional pain. When he crosses paths with sexy and equally unstable, model/actress (Bijou Phillips), Jack’s situation gets edges deeper into madness.

The film also had a decent supporting cast including Vivica A. Fox, Lin Shaye, Tom Bower and Nicholas Bishop. If you are looking for special features, you will be disappointed as this releases does not even come with a trailer. Nonetheless, the film is a wild ride which packs a decent visual journey that will show you the effects a man’s repressed memories, depression and addiction, while trying to succeed in Hollywood.