FIX – Movie Review
FIX takes you from Beverly Hills to Watts, and places in between, in one day, as documentary filmmakers Bella (Wilde) and Milo (Ruspoli) race to get Milo’s brother Leo (Shawn Andrews) from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years. Inspired by true events, we follow the trio as they document their trip from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills, East LA chop-shops, rural wastelands, and housing projects in Watts as they attempt to raise the $5,000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic. Along the way the audience meets dozens of colorful characters, each with their own anomalous perspective on Leo’s larger than life personality and style, and each with their own excuse for why they cannot help out. In the end, it may take a drug deal to get the necessary funds for rehab.
“FIX” is trying to be a very hip movie. It has a couple who is racing across LA to try and get one of the guys brothers before he is sent to jail because he’s supposed to be in rehab, but he has to check into rehab by 8:00 that night. Olivia Wilde is very pretty. Sean Andrews is certainly charismatic. But bottom line is even though there is some energy to the movie, you really don’t care about any of the characters, they’re not very nice. Apparently it’s based on a real story, but even though it’s only 90 minutes, you feel like you’re living through it with them and you don’t actually care very much about the characters and spending any time with characters you don’t care about a whole lot is very time consuming. One star.