Skip to main content

We Make Movies: Average Guy Movie Review


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go behind the scenes on an independent film? Wondered how the process differs between a big budget Hollywood production and an indie movie? If so, 'We Make Movies' could be the...err movie for you.



Director and star Matt Tory wanted to make a movie about the process of making movies, just not the Hollywood process. Think Bowfinger meets Tropic Thunder. Adopting a documentary style in which cameras go behind the scenes of a minor motion picture, We Make Movies tells the story of a group of college students who spend the summer making a movie for their hometown's film festival. A movie that blends together all the greatest films ever made in what Stevphen (not a typo) the director (played by Tory) calls "an homage".



Tory decided to make the movie with his friends, in very much the same way as the movies they made as children. The cast all play highly exaggerated versions of themselves. There's the egomaniacal director with delusions of grandeur, the method actor in the starring role who's a bit of a diva, the loveable dogs body who does everything the director won't, the love interest and the guy who has talent but the director won't let him do anything through fear he'll steal the spotlight.



On the set of a major motion picture there's a man for every job, but on an indie movie with almost zero budget everyone has to help out by taking on multiple roles. This is where the fun happens. It's hilarious to watch the antics of this rag tag group as they attempt to film at locations around their hometown, dealing with mad uncles, car thieves and the star's continual demands for a trailer.



In 2016 We Make Movies won both the Davis International Film Festival Young Filmmaker Award and the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival Triangle Award (awarded to those whose work exemplifies a bright and exciting career). Not only is it a hilarious comedy that will keep you grinning throughout, We Make Movies feels like a movie made by movie lovers for movie lovers.

8/10



We Make Movies stars Jordan Hopewell, Zack Slort, Matt Tory, Anne Crockett, Jonathen Holmes, Matt Silver, Valerie Tory and Josiah Pinnamore and is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Blu-ray. Check out the website at wmmfilm.com


What did you think of We Make Movies? Let us know by leaving a comment below of find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the kind review of the movie, guys! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again for checking it out :)
    - Matt Tory

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Paratrooper

These days it seems that most movies and TV Shows about World War 2 focus on the Americans. We have even seen a British operation depicted as carried out by the Americans - U-571 - yes Hollywood, we're still bitter. That's not to say there haven't been some good ones; Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Hacksaw Ridge, these are all brilliant depictions of World War 2. But are we in danger of younger generations thinking the Americans single-handedly won the war? What happened to the good old days when movies were made about British actions? Or better yet, movies like The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far, which told the story from the point of view of all involved, including the local civilians. That said, could movies like Dunkirk and Darkest Hour be a sign that things are changing?



Recently we spoke with Lance Nielsen, the Director/Writer/Producer is currently working on a TV series that depicts the actions of British Airborne forces during the war. "P…

Breathe Easy: Average Guy Movie Review

Breathe Easy is an independent film, shot in multiple locations throughout ten countries. This global accomplishment took more than 20 directors roughly a year to make. Strange clouds have appeared in the sky across the globe and people are starting to behave in very strange ways. Governments are scrambling to deal with the crisis, but without knowing the cause, what can they do except...Breathe Easy? 



In a time when Hollywood studios can afford to film all over the world, it's easy for us to become indifferent. But an independent film shooting in ten countries including the UK, US, Australia and Hong Kong is an incredible achievement. And the results speak for themselves. Instead of focusing on one region or group during a global disaster - with small updates of events occurring elsewhere - the action is shared pretty much equally across all locations. It's an interesting look at how different people react to the same situation. Some will run, some will hide. Some will just ge…

Anticipated Movies of 2018

2018 is nearly here and with it comes a years worth of highly anticipated movies, here are a few to look forward to:

Molly's Game - 1st January
In his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). Bloom - a former Olympic Skier - ran underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.



All the Money in the World - 5th January
In 1973 John Paul Getty III - grandson of the wealthiest man on the planet - was kidnapped by the Mafia and held for ransom. But Grandad refused to pay leaving JP III to suffer 5 months of brutal captivity and his mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) fighting to bring him home. Her only help, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-CIA Agent working as a Fixer for John Paul Getty I.



Darkest Hour - 12th January
Winston Churchill is brought to life by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour tells the story of Churchill's first 4 weeks in off…