"One middle of nowhere coming right up"
Added 13th November 2019
Review by: Shaun Jackson
Released in 2019
When a charming woman named Penny climbs into his taxi, Harris finds himself entranced. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace.
As he desperately tries to make sense of what happened, he resets his meter and is instantly brought back to the moment she first climbed into his cab.
He and Penny find themselves trapped in an endlessly looping ride that changes their lives forever.
The Fare, an intriguing synopsis straight out of a "Twilight Zone" feature that from the opening credits grabs your attention. Elegantly presented
with excellent cinematography including swooping "drone" shots that wet the appetite and lift expectations.
Initially introduced to Harris (Pesi) as he drives his cab down a dark and lonely road, with only his monotonous radio and dispatcher (Stuart) to keep him company whilst on route to his pick up his next fare, Penny (Kelly).
What follows is a remarkable cinematic experience. How did Harris and Penny end up in their predicament? Will they ever escape the endless looping? And who or what is in control? In theory, nothing new in this "Groundhog Day" experience, so why remarkable? For one there's the chemistry between between Pesi and Kelly, truly believable with their performances and presence alone being enough to make forget that for the majority of the feature, the viewer is stuck with them in the confines of the tiny yellow taxi as it trundles down the baron landscape on the seemingly endless journey.
And then there is the story itself, also written by Kelly. A stunning story, beautifully told as the relationship between Harris and Penny develops with more twist and turns than a yellow taxi driving through the back streets of NYC, avoiding the evening rush hour. A story that hits you with real heart warming poignant moments as the mystery starts to unwind and we reach the epic conclusion......but is it a story with a happy ending?
The Fare, absolutely a fare to remember and a GEM of a film.
THE B CLUB RATING : B b b B B
Starring: Gino Anthony Pesi, Brinna Kelly, Jason Stuart
Director: D.C. Hamilton
The Fare received it's UK Premiere at the Starburst International Film Festival earlier this year and it's LA Premiere at the
TCL Chinese Theatre yesterday. The B Club is delighted to announce that The Fare has secured distribution courtesy of Epic Pictures and is available from 19th November on Blu-ray and VOD including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
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