Twenty Something

The Long, Slow Death of a Twenty-Something

Live-Action Feature Film (Comedy)
PRODUCTION COMPLETE (SEPT. 2010)

“Very much in the tradition of ‘Five Easy Pieces’ about a society void of a true purpose and a man aimlessly looking for one..”

“..both funny and poignant”

      

Turning thirty is a day that looms over the young wherever they may hide. While it’s not “old” by any means, it’s a clear sign that one’s youth is fleeting. Some people mature and embrace it. Some rage against it with all their might. Others seem completely oblivious to it all together. One thing is for certain, however, that no person can escape it.

In a small northwest town, Ben is a young man in his mid-20′s who seems to have it together for a man his age. He’s not much of a wild man, and his girlfriend of almost ten years can probably expect a ring on her finger any day. Though he works a dead-end job at a video game store, Ben is genuinely happy with things as they are and doesn’t see any reason they should change. All is well in his eyes, that is, until a rather unexpected thing happens to him and everybody he knows. As the big “3-0″ approaches, a “Quarter Life Crisis” begins to take hold.

In an attempt to stay young and relevant and to capture the glory days she feels she missed, his girlfriend Donna leaves him rather abruptly, shattering Ben’s happiness and sense of balance with the world. Next, his two closest friends, Tom and Joey, begin a long, slow descent into becoming losers for life as they hide indoors, playing video games and blaming the world for their own shortcomings. Others Ben’s age are becoming somewhat successful, though the enormous influx of dog-eat-dog mentalities, teeth whitener, khakis, and men wearing pink shirts makes Ben fear for his own personal integrity.

One thing is for sure in this down-to-Earth comedy, there’s no easy path toward getting older. Success and status seem to come at a great personal price, while too much of the ol’ good times is becoming a sure-fire road to Loser-Town.

Written and directed by Larry Longstreth, “The Long, Slow Death of a Twenty-Something” takes us through a series of hilarious adventures and awkward mishaps as Ben races to find his sense of purpose in a world that is quickly passing him by.