Long Shot (2017)


“Maybe, I don’t know, every few years, somebody will bring it up or something and I’ll tell the story. Maybe I’ll tell it at a party,” – Larry David

Number of Times Seen – 1 (30 Sep 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about a man accused of murder and how a tv show could be his way of proving his innocence.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and didn’t know anything about before I saw it.

The premise is quite fascinating and the fact that this is based on truth is hard to believe if one doesn’t see all the steps along the way of how it plays out.

This is a film that moves in directions that one could never imagine or even script and have it remain believable and it gets even more amazing as things move along.

They do a great job of slowly revealing everything and then letting it sink in a bit before hitting the viewer with yet another and another piece of information that makes your head keep spinning.

The pacing os done really well and they manage to keep things interesting the entire time.

The fact that this film is only 40 minutes long doesn’t at all diminish the fact that they are telling a great story and in fact that even helps enhance the impact of such a story.

Love the dual meaning of the film’s title (see Trivia section below)

Bottom Line – Fascinating story that is hard to believe if one doesn’t see how it all plays out here. The story moves in directions one couldn’t expect and just gets more and more amazing and things move along.  Loved the way that they don’t reveal everything all at once and let things sink in as the story moves forward at a great pace. The fact that this film is only 40 minutes long doesn’t at all diminish its impact and in some ways even enhances it. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The title of this documentary, “Long Shot,” has a double meaning. Crowd footage at a baseball game is likely to be filmed from a distance – the definition of a “long shot” in camerawork parlance. And there was only a very small chance that Catalan’s lawyers would be able to find any footage exonerating him – so their defense strategy was figuratively a “long shot.”  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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