Jackpot (2001 film)
|Directed by||Michael Polish|
|Written by||Mark Polish|
|Produced by||Mark Polish|
|Cinematography||M. David Mullen|
|Edited by||Shawna Callahan|
|Music by||Stuart Matthewman|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singer, abandons his wife and young daughter to embark on a tour of karaoke bars in search of the elusive big break that will catapult him to country music stardom. Living out of a pink Chrysler for months, he and his manager meet various strangers along the way, all of whom they inevitably alienate by trying to sell a concentrated household cleaner or committing some other faux pas. Eventually, the frustrations fueled by their many disappointments nearly tear their friendship apart, and they are forced to return to the lives they had left behind.
As of July 2020[update], the film holds a 29% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 55 reviews with an average rating of 4.39/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "A somewhat aimless movie that's too artsy for its own good."
- Won: John Cassavetes Award, Michael Polish (director/producer/writer), Mark Polish (producer/writer) (2002)
- Nominated: Best Supporting Male, Garrett Morris (2002)
- Won: Michael Polish
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