Five Star Day
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Five Star Day
Jake Gibson's (Cam Gigandet) horoscope forecasts a perfect Five Star Day the morning of his birthday. Little does he realize that what's foretold to be a flawless day, unfolds to be far less than stellar when Jake's world is turned upside down as all that could go wrong...does. Determined that Astrology has no legitimacy, Jake embarks on a journey to test the theory of Astrology by finding the three people born the same time and place as himself: Sarah Reynolds (Jena Malone), Yvette Montgomery (Brooklyn Sudano) and Wesley Henderson (Max Hartman). -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Buday's script is directionless and his direction listless."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick and -- as with the misleading horoscopes that fuel the plot -- the film never approaches a five star level."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"As indie films go, "5 Star Day" has good production values, strong performances, and compelling cinematography. It's the premise, plot, and character development that keep it from being successful."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"You don't need a horoscope to know it's a bad sign when the quirky, jumbled, plodding plot is incredibly implausible."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Danny Buday's film is not so much skeptical of astrology as confused about it."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
"5 Star Day has a low-key air that often works, allowing its characters to behave like people instead of twee constructions."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"Mr. Gigandet shows surprising sensitivity and sweetness previously untapped. He's not what I expected, and neither is Five Star Day."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"I'm sure writer/director Danny Buday was trying to make something profound, yet he displays a chronic inability to generate momentum."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The joy of taking charge"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Isn't an exceptional feature, but its sensitivity and dedication to the comfort of strangers is quite appealing. It tenders a sweet message about human attachment and kindness, creating a gentle ambiance that's consistently engaging."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"There's nothing more dispiriting about a movie than a trust in star magnetism that isn't returned in actual projected wattage."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A romantic reminder of less-enlightened times when asking a woman her astrological sign was actually a viable pickup line."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"(The film) has its charms but is more often than not overly talky and serious...A lighter touch on (writer-director Danny) Buday's part would have likely made the film more entertaining as well as more endearing."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
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