Wah Do Dem
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Young Brooklyn musician Max decides to go on a Caribbean cruise alone when his girlfriend Willow dumps him cold two days before the trip. Once in Jamaica, Max quickly escapes the tourist zone for more "authentic" surroundings and in the process is robbed of his possessions and is stranded, and literally misses the boat. As Max sets out for the American Embassy in Kingston on foot, Jamaica is waiting to meet him with unexpected and extraordinary encounters, including a full-moon celebration with the legendary reggae group The Congos, and a dreamy stay with a Rasta prophet.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though the mumblecore esthetic is familiar and the movie's ultimate impact slight, the filmmakers do find a fresh and modestly amusing twist by tossing their hipster out of his natural habitat."
‑ , New York Daily News
"Methinks we're meant to actually feel sorry for this overprivileged twerp in neon sunglasses."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"It's impossible not to like this small-budget road movie..."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Made for a mere $75,000, the film's a wry portrait of an American out of his environment and out of his depth..."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Has breathtaking scenery, but it's a lazy, meandering and unimaginative adventure with a poorly developed, frustratingly na´ve and dull protagonist."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Explores the limits of cultural isolation with ramshackle avidity."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The immediacy of the filmmaking helps to fill the void, and Bones' unaffected performance has its moments."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"This scruffy and offhanded comedy-drama has a certain realistic charm that keeps us smiling all the way trough. It's a cleverly made film with a story that continually moves forward, taking us on an enjoyable series of adventures."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"An unusual American indie, not without interest but strangely passionless and forgettable."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Wah do dem? 'Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail!' in shanty towns as the late Desmond Dekker might say, since the harder they come, they harder they apparently still fall."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Like its hapless hero, Wah Do Dem simply mopes along before aimlessly stumbling to a halt."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Slight but winning and often funny, the scrappy Amerindie Wah Do Dem is a fish-out-of-water comedy driven by Sean "Bones" Sullivan's offbeat performance."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"Impressively directed and nicely observed, this is a scruffily charming indie drama with an engaging central performance from Sean Bones."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"In this slacker road movie, myth and politics are packaged as an engagingly chilled-out series of culture-clash misadventures."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Wah Do Dem is a brief, peripatetic love letter to Jamaican tropes scrawled on hemp stationary."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
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