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It's hard not to like Tracy Orbison (Hubbel Palmer). A dopey Midwestern guy who excels as a food-stocking professional, Tracy politely and passively passes his days scribbling poems in a notebook during shift breaks and day-dreaming of making something more of himself. Although there is already a lot more of him than some think necessary.
In a blinding moment of enlightenment, he enrolls in an acting class taught by a pompous Z-list has-been (played by a hilarious William Baldwin). Things don't quite go according to plan, as a tragically comical chain of mishaps leads Tracy to take a more active role in his life by mentoring a young thug while fending off his obnoxious mother (Academy Award Nominee Kathleen Quinlan) and indifferent sister (Mary Lynn Rajskub, Julie & Julia, FOX’s “24”), all the while awkwardly attempting to conquer the elusive driver's exam and trying to lose "about ten pounds."
A different kind of everyman, Tracy Orbison reminds us that the caution light flashes even while chasing our dreams.
Year of Production: 2009
Country: United States
- Chris Bowman
- Derek Ferguson, Shannon B. Gardner, Derek Beumer, Jeremy Coon and Maya Browne
- Hubbel Palmer, William Baldwin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kathleen Quinlan, Vincent Caso, Nick Lashaway and Bruce McGill
Best of Show Bendfilm Festival
Jury Prize – Best Actor, Hubbel Palmer - Bendfilm Fest
Jury Prize – Best Screenplay, Hubbel Palmer - Bendfilm Fest
Best Comedy Tiburon Film Festival
Best Film Tiburon Film Festival
Audience Choice Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Best Feature Gasparilla Fest
Official Selection AFI Film Festival
Official Selection U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival
Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival