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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 10, 2012) – The Film Group, representing Rave Cinemas and Bow Tie Cinemas, has secured exclusive rights to the nationwide release of Ask Around Productions’ urban un-romantic comedy “Exit Strategy,” starring Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Quincy “QDeezy” Harris, with Big Boy (“Entourage,” “The Longest Yard,”) and Kevin Hart (“40 Year Old Virgin,” “Laugh At My Pain,” “Think Like a Man”).
In a deal negotiated by Level 33 Entertainment on behalf of Ask Around Entertainment, the distribution shingle of Ask Around Productions, “Exit Strategy” will release at Rave Cinema and Bow Tie Cinema locations including Los Angeles’ Rave Motion Pictures 18 + IMAX at Howard Hughes Center and Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15; Washington D.C. area’s Rave Motion Pictures Fairfax Corner 14; Baton Rouge’s Rave Motion Pictures Mall of Louisiana 15; Durham’s Southpoint 17 + IMAX; and additional cinemas in Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky, plus Bow Tie Cinema in Richmond’s Movieland at Boulevard Square, among others.
A premiere screening for the movie will be held at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in early March.
Built wholly from familiar ingredients, assembled with skillfully and charming performances from Jameel Saleem and Kimelia Weathers, Exit Strategy gives formula a good name with ample laughs and sharp performances.
This anecdote centers around James [Saleem] who gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim [Weathers] and quickly discovers she’s everything he never wanted in a woman… Sounds familiar with a twist? There’s no denying this film’s warm humor and big heart as this generational comedy suffers issues of movement and character development although offering filmgoers a fine, low-calorie screwball feast containing ugly anachronisms courtesy of high-schooler “Scoop” that prove to enhance it’s charm at low moments.
Customary cynicism is leavened here by “tender” humor, “dry” romance, and genuine pathos with perfectly light, romantic comedy kept afloat by Michael Whitton’s unobtrusive direction and sharp performances from Q Deezy [Carville] and cameo via “it” comedian Kevin Hart.
Rarely does an unrealistically funny comedy connect with audiences but the exploration of gender roles and the limits of relationship with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty and wit between the two main characters actually work abetted by the sharp interplay between Big Boy and supporting cast.
While the editing isn’t parallel with timing of the comedy which affects it’s pace, Exit Strategy is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of tolerance bearing, with savvy script writing that is ably acted and directed.
I enjoyed and I believe you will also. 2 thumbs UP!