Free Samples

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Free Samples
Directed by Jay Gammill
Produced by Joseph McKelheer
Eben Kostbar
Written by Jim Beggarly
Starring Jess Weixler
Halley Feiffer
Jesse Eisenberg
Jason Ritter
Tippi Hedren
Music by Say Hi
Cinematography Reed Morano
Production
company
Film Harvest
Distributed by Starz Distribution
Release dates
  • April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21) (United States)
Running time 79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Free Samples is a 2012 American independent comedy starring Jess Weixler and Jesse Eisenberg. The film was the directorial debut of Jay Gammill and the writing debut of Jim Beggarly.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Jillian (Jess Weixler) is a Stanford law-school dropout rebelling by opting out of the family business wakes up after a night of drinking with no recollection and is tasked with giving out free samples from an ice cream vendor truck in a parking lot somewhere-in-SoCal, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, unleashing an unmerciless barrage of hyper neuroticism, abusing her legal practice training on the simple locals and experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions with her unsympathetic so-called friends. Although Jillian claims that she's "stuck in that stupid truck", it's only for one day and at the end of it, ends it in a fancy restaurant.[3]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2012, and given a video-on-demand release on May 21, 2013 and theatrical release on May 31, 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costanza, Justine. "Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Review: Free Samples Is Refreshingly Quirky". International Business Times. 
  2. ^ DeFore, John. "Free Samples: Tribeca Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  3. ^ "Free Samples". IMDB.com. 
  4. ^ "Free Samples". IMDB.com. 

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