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The FP
The FP

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Jason Trost, Lee Valamassy
Mar 16, 2012
R, 1 hr. 23 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Jason Trost, Lee Valamassy, Caitlyn Folley, Art Hsu, Nick Principe, Brandon Barrera, James DeBello, Dov Tiefenbach, Sean Whalen, Clifton Collins Jr.
Director: Brandon Trost, Jason Trost
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 23 min.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Theater Release: Mar 16, 2012
DVD Release: Jun 19, 2012
Synopsis: In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls "a rare ready-made cult hit." -- (C) Drafthouse

Critic Reviews

  • Christy Lemire, Associated Press
    Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive.
  • Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
    "The FP" so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.
  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
    You need to find a room full of people who get the joke and see this movie there, because audiences will be laughing so hard they'll be screaming.
  • Andy Webster, New York Times
    It falls all over itself to lampoon its midnight-movie forebears even as it borrows their contrivances.
  • Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
    "The FP" works best as an operatic parody of mixed genres with lunacy on the fringes.
  • Ethan Gilsdorf, Boston Globe
    Neither obliviously dreadful enough to be "so bad it's good,'' nor intentionally tongue-in-cheek enough to be funny.
  • Scott Tobias, AV Club
    It does so much winking, it could be diagnosed with an eye infection.
  • Eric Hynes, Village Voice
    Infinitely better as a beer-goggled pitch than as a feature film, The FP never gets beyond the studied novelty of its own pose.
  • William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
    The film only embraces the most superficial aspects of the genre. The heart, the soul and the melodrama are all missing.
  • Chris Sawin,
    Given its low budget, it's amazing "The FP" looks as good as it does. The lighting is superb, the sets highlight its post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and the score ridiculous. "The FP" has cult classic written all over it and it knows it.
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