Losers Take All (2013) – Indie Comedy Rock N’ Roll

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Losers Take All is a rock n’ roll indie comedy about a Punk band back in the 1980s who try to stay true to their sound and beliefs in the face of the potential to get signed to a major label contract.

It’s a pretty common story, which usually ends with the band signing on the dotted line and seeing how much of their souls they sell for fame, but this is a smaller film, without the same opportunities for showing a band as huge. The band in the film, The Fingers, are not only debating their opportunity, but also struggling with internal conflict and their own potential to implode.

Losers Take All

Losers Take All comes from director Alex Steyermark, who doesn’t have a ton of hits to his credit, but this more obscure work was noticed by much bigger name director Kevin Smith, who picked up the film for distribution in his Kevin Smith Movie Club. I may not like Smith all that much, but it’s cool he’s lending his name to smaller films like this, and giving them a chance to reach a larger audience.

Roger Rawlings and Ed Bradin came up with the idea for the story, and Winn Coslick and Andrew Pope wrote the screenplay.

Pictures

Losers Take All Trailer

Losers Take All Release Date

October 25, 2013 – On Demand

Who’s In It?

Allison Scagliotti… Simone
Tania Raymonde… Wendy
Kyle Gallner… Brian
Aaron Himelstein… Dave

What’s Good About It?

The trailer doesn’t look half bad, and in a weird way this is the non-comic book version of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, but without the hot girl Scott went after.

What’s Bad About It?

While it’s nice that Kevin Smith plucked this indie comedy out of obscurity, it’s still a small indie comedy with little mainstream appeal.

Our Clever Prediction

I think picking up Losers Take All and getting it out On Demand was a smart move for Kevin Smith, as it’ll likely bring in a few dollars due to how lucrative some of those deals are these days.