Review of "The Fare” by The Headless Critic
The Fare – 2019
Production by: Grady Film, 501 Pictures, Public Displays of Affection
Distribution by: Epic Pictures, Dread Central
A weary cabby Harris (Gino Anthony Pesi) gets a late night call from The Dispatcher (Jason Stuart) to the middle of nowhere to pick up a fare that will change his life. Her name is Penny (Brinna Kelly) like the coin and it looks like they’re riding into a storm. When his charming passenger disappears in the middle of the night, Harris takes the loss and resets his meter for his next ride. A weary cabby Harris gets a late night call from The Dispatcher to the middle of nowhere to pick up a fare that changed his life. Her name is Penny like the coin and she looks vaguely familiar. Two strangers stuck in a time loop, oddly feel like home together. On a night that never ends they find their connection and the way through the storm.
Actress and writer Brinna Kelly teams with director D.C. Hamilton to create their second feature film together. This one is told from a vintage checker taxi cab. To me this is filmmaking on a budget at its finest. A single setting and a cast of primarily two, this fare is a not so simple love story set in a hellish situation, told in the most unconventional way. The Fare relies on the writing of lead actress Brinna Kelly and she creates more than just a romance movie. It’s a tale of torment hidden in layers of the reality of what’s going on. The Fare would fit perfectly as an episode of the Twilight Zone. In a modern day Hollywood world that lacks creativity and doesn't take time to tell a story, that's as fine a compliment as I can give the film and its writer. I was really impressed, this is truly a Fare to remember.
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3 out of 5 Headless Critics