Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 13th at 7:30p for 7 Chinese Brothers at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirtin the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).
Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman’s real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers – written & directed by Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me) – is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.