The decision to go ahead with a movie is called giving the project the “green light”.

But, have you ever walked out of a movie theater with but one question on your mind, “How did that movie ever get made?”

Movie Poster for The Go Getter, a disappointing Indie film

The Go Getter is a disappointing Indie film

Money doesn’t grow on trees… and somebody had to spend money to make that.

When the decision was made to go ahead with the movie, wasn’t there one brave soul in the room willing to raise his or her arm and say, “Wait, this is total trash”?

While I don’t think “The Go Getter” was total trash, I do question why the movie was made. I also question how the screenplay ever attracted the talent level of Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone (and, of course, Maura Tierney).

“The Go Getter” is a 2007 “road trip” movie about a young man who steals a car, and, develops a relationship with the car’s owner.

Zooey Deschanel's car gets stolen in "The Go Getter" - Little else happens

Zooey Deschanel's car gets stolen in "The Go Getter" - Little else happens

Zooey Deschanel plays the car’s owner. She plays the same vibrant but confusingly attractive person she always plays.

Young men never tire of the dizzying inconsistencies. Older men just find them annoying.

The movie drags. And drags. And as Steve Martin said in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, “Here’s an idea. Have a point”.

For a better independent film, check out “Good Guy, Johnny”. More heart. Less “How did this film get made?”.

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