Fix (2009)

Inspired by actual events, director Tao Ruspoli's urgent road film follows documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo as they race across Los Angeles on a 12-hour mission to get Milo's brother Leo to rehab before he's given a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Propelled by an eccentric cast of characters and increasingly seamy locations, Fix dashes headlong through Los Angeles with a little charm and a lot of verve.

Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

An energetic, handheld-camera account of a day spent trying to deposit someone in rehab.

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JoBlo's Movie Emporium

If any one of these actors weren't up to the task, FIX wouldn't work. Thankfully, they are real enough to want to invest in their plight.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Ruspoli's empathy for the high-and-low personalities that make up our urban web -- personified in Leo's friend-to-everyone, destructive-to-himself charm -- infuses his amped-up travelogue.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Ruspoli's scenic cross-section L.A. travelogue conveys a strong sense of milieu even as his wannabe-Strung aesthetics reveal the project's underlying style-over-substance concerns.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An engaging work of no small charm -- and one of the few exercises in first-person narrative filmmaking I've seen that really works.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

A shakey-cam odyssey across Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills to Watts, with a carload of drug dealers of convenience, in which almost nothing rings true.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Caffeinated travelogue Fix pulses with a brash and seductive visual style, but the human drama at the core of its premise ultimately feels a bit underdeveloped; with montages galore, Fix becomes a slave to its insistent artiness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Two documentary filmmakers and a "recovering" junkie tour L.A. in search of $5000 for the latter's rehab admittance fee. I lost patience with… More
Lewis C.
"My life's like that accident. You're just slowing down to look." Not bad, not bad at all. Fix is a faux-documentary about a man and his… More