Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Year of Production: 2009
Following his critically acclaimed performance in the multi-Oscar winning 'The Hurt Locker', Brian Geraghty ('Jarhead', 'The Guardian') delivers a mesmerizing turn in Kyle Patrick Alvarez's provocative debut feature film, Winner of Best New International Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival and multiple awards internationally.
Inspired by Davy Rothbart's autobiographical GQ magazine article "What Are You Wearing?", EASIER WITH PRACTICE is a sincere and heartfelt road movie, set to a popular indie rock soundtrack, exploring the themes of alienation in contemporary society, and how the search for emotional connection can sometimes lead us into desperate situations.
On a road trip across middle-town America to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell's life takes an unexpected turn, when he is seduced into a phone sex relationship with a mysterious caller named Nicole. What starts out as a distraction soon becomes an obsession, as Davy's feelings start to develop.
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"stands out as one of the year’s as-yet-undiscovered gems."
"a powerful and touching film.”"
"a killer twist..."
"touching...boasts a cracking indie soundtrack."
"a cool, funny, mischievous movie, with a stand-out, even break-out, performance from Geraghty..."
"Geraghty is exceptional... Excellent American indie"
"confident, high promising debut…surprising and emotionally revealing."
"convincing and charming...bold and challenging...a film that is likeable, insightful and compelling."
"a beautifully poignant, bittersweet film with a killer twist"
"Kyle Patrick Alvarez is a talent to watch."
"TOP TEN FILMS - A smart US indie that packs some nice surprises"
"an affecting character study with an unexpected sting in the tail... a winning central performance from Geraghty"
"Superbly directed, brilliantly written and featuring a terrific central performance from Brian Geraghty, this is a thoroughly engaging drama that packs a powerful emotional punch"
"In a sensitive, vulnerable, uninhibited performance, Brian Geraghty does a fantastic job..."
"Geraghty...is outstanding, and the film contrives an absolute doozy of a twist ending."
"a quietly provocative love story... Distinguished by a fine central performance from Brian Geraghty"
"Superior US indie..."
"an engaging and moving tale"
"funny and sharp..."
"Geraghty's performance is harrowing"
"tender...affecting...an unexpectedly stirring first feature by Kyle Patrick Alvarez...beautifully acted...really reaches out and touches you"
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