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Small Engine Repair (2006)
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Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it...
Written and directed by Niall Heery, "Small Engine Repair" stars Iain Glen, Steven Mackintosh and Laurence Kinlan.
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From Director Niall Heery...
Small Engine Repair is a comedy drama with a blackly comic tone and a rites of passage element. It is essentially a story about the meaning and value of friendship and what happens when the limits of friendship are tested.
The film revolves around a country and western singer, in a community semi-obsessed with country music and Middle-American culture in general. Their lives are full of broken dreams and so they've imported this American ethos into their community, their idea of the American dream. This dictates the style of the film, discarding the stereotypical rural Irish aesthetic and contrasting the chaotic energetic world of these Truck Drivers, Shit Kickers and Pond Life Losers with the loneliness, vacuity and stagnation of small town life.
Although set in rural Ireland, the film discards the stereotypical rural aesthetic of livestock, green fields and picturesque scenery etc. for a grittier landscape; incorporating battered pick-up trucks, machinery, billboards and neon lights.