A Journey Into the Heart of Independent Film
Something Good Coming
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 1h 38m
Director(s): Eddie Vigil V
Writer(s): Ryan Willer
Cast: Jennifer Ball, Frank Gonzalez, DeJean Brown
Where To Watch: Currently running in the festival circuit, wider release TBA
RAVING REVIEW: Independent films have a reputation for pushing the boundaries of conventional storytelling and daring to challenge the status quo. SOMETHING GOOD COMING is a prime example of this spirit. It presents a captivating story of two grocery store employees from different districts who are brought together after an issue at one of the stores. Despite its simple premise, the film has emotional depth and resonance.
The acting in SOMETHING GOOD COMING is fantastic. Jennifer Ball, who plays Keely, is a powerhouse on screen, bringing infectious energy and enthusiasm to her role. Frank Gonzalez, who plays Brett, provides a beautiful contrast as a study of reserved introspection. The interplay between these two actors is electric, creating unique and unforgettable on-screen chemistry.
Music is often the unsung hero in independent cinema, but it is a critical component of any film. The score of SOMETHING GOOD COMING, composed by Sounds Like Sander, and the original song by Michael B. Williams, are truly remarkable, capturing the film's mood and elevating its emotional impact.
SOMETHING GOOD COMING tells a deeply personal story that will touch the hearts of audiences. Its message of hope and resilience will stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled. The film's straightforward narrative is full of surprises, with twists and turns that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. While the film is independent, the budget never lets that hampers the experience. I was expecting something more in line with a Hallmark original and instead got a very touching, well-done, intimate story.
The film's realism is taken to the next level because most of the film was shot in the small town of Simi Valley, CA, using locations often open for business. This allowed for a touch that couldn’t be reproduced with sets; the cast and crew constantly interacted with actual patrons wandering on set.
In conclusion, SOMETHING GOOD COMING is a must-see for anyone who loves independent film. Its talented cast and powerful story make it a standout in independent filmmaking. Take the chance to be transported to a world of heartwarming moments, awkward chemistry, and unpredictable twists.
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