The summer of 2010 may be one of the worst seasons on record at the box office; but, you wouldn’t think that when you go to your local movie theater on a Friday or Saturday night. There are long lines for tickets, longer lines at the concession stand, it feels like a madhouse. If you want to get a ticket to one of the newest summer releases you better get to the theater early or get your tickets online. Even if you do one of the above, get to the theater early anyway, or you may find yourself sitting in one of the first three rows. There is an alternative to all this, you can instead catch an independent movie where you will not only not have to worry about fighting with the large crowds to get a seat; you can also feel like your money was well spent.
One such movie you may want to check out is “Holy Rollers”, a move based on true events that took place in the 1990’s. Jesse Eisenberg (“Zombieland”) plays Sam Gold, a Hasidic Jew, who gets caught up in drug smuggling. He is recruited by a neighbor, Yoself (Justin Bartha) after Sam is rejected from the family of the woman he was chosen to marry. Sam believes it is because his family does not have enough money. Yoself tells him he can make $1500 if he goes to Europe, all expenses paid, and bring back some “medicine”. The medicine in question turns out to be ecstasy.