I'm Reed Fish
|I'm Reed Fish|
Movie poster for I'm Reed Fish
|Directed by||Zackary Adler|
|Produced by||Bader Alwazzan|
|Written by||Reed Fish
Zackary Adler (story)
Bader Alwazzan (story)
Rhett Wickham (story)
|Distributed by||Screen Media Films|
I'm Reed Fish is an American romantic comedy film based on a story by Reed Fish, and released theatrically on June 1, 2007. The film was directed by Zackary Adler and stars Alexis Bledel, Jay Baruchel, and Schuyler Fisk. Jay Baruchel won the Best Actor award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2007 for his role of Reed Fish. The film was released to DVD on September 4, 2007
Reed Fish (Jay Baruchel) has followed in the footsteps of his late father, doing an early-morning radio show with the town's mayor, Maureen (Katey Sagal), through which the eccentric locals of Mud Meadows voice their complaints and have them addressed. Reed produces the show with his old high school buddy, Frank (Victor Rasuk), and he's engaged to be married to another high school classmate, Kate Peterson (Alexis Bledel), whose dad (Blake Clark) owns several businesses in town. Reed's plans are upended when his high school sweetheart, Jill (Schuyler Fisk), comes back to town. She's supposed to be away at law school, but confides to Reed that she quit school two years earlier, and has been working as a waitress while she fruitlessly pursues a career in music. Reed encourages her to play on Open Mike Night at the local bar. He inspires her to find her voice, which leads to some complications in his relationship with Kate, forcing Reed to reexamine every aspect of his safe, secure life.
- Jay Baruchel as Reed Fish
- Alexis Bledel as Kate
- Schuyler Fisk as Jill
- Victor Rasuk as Frank Cortez
- DJ Qualls as Andrew
- A. J. Cook as Theresa
- Katey Sagal as Maureen
- Chris Parnell as Ralph
- Shiri Appleby as Jill Cavanaugh
- Valerie Azlynn as Kate Peterson
- Blake Clark as Rex
- Reed Fish as John Penner
Variety described the film as a "Charming, rural version of a pre-wedding panic...flawlessly in tune to small-town rhythms. Pitch-perfect dialogue, quietly dynamic helming and small-scale action on a widescreen canvas make for a very appealing film." The New York Times called the film "a rural coming-of-age tale that's so laid-back that its cast is almost horizontal." In a 2010 interview, performer Reggie Watts said that he "loved it", describing it as "kind of a like a Ferris Bueller's in the woods."
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- I'm Reed Fish, Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2016-10-30