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White Out (2008)

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White Out is the story of Nick Watson, host of Reality, a talk show on Norwalk University's WSKO radio station in northern New Hampshire. Just as he's closing down the show on the very last... See full summary »

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David B. Grelck

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Cast overview:
Jonathan C. Legat Jonathan C. Legat ... Nick Watson
Michelle Higgins Michelle Higgins ... Hannah Lorenz
Eric Lipe Eric Lipe ... Andy Wolcienski
Stephanie Wyatt Stephanie Wyatt ... Michelle Fullmer
Erica Lynn Schmeck Erica Lynn Schmeck ... College Girl
David B. Grelck David B. Grelck ... Conrad
Steve Coulter Steve Coulter ... Rick
Leslie Strong Leslie Strong ... Alyssa
Nick Mikula Nick Mikula ... Richie Fontaine
Patrick Pantelis Patrick Pantelis ... Rob
Brian Wohl Brian Wohl ... Lloyd
Marc Muszynski ... Neil
Morgan Gire Morgan Gire ... Laura
Liz Wilson Liz Wilson ... Diane
Amy Steele Amy Steele ... Bobbi Waters
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Storyline

White Out is the story of Nick Watson, host of Reality, a talk show on Norwalk University's WSKO radio station in northern New Hampshire. Just as he's closing down the show on the very last episode of his college radio career, he receives a disturbing on air phone call. It seems that Michelle Fullmer, his fiancé, his wife in nineteen days in fact, is cheating on him with none other than Richie Fontaine, Norwalk's Dust Devils' star quarterback. Too much for most people to handle. Compound this all with the freak blizzard that rages outside, dumping a very healthy amount of snow on the greater Norwalk area, keeping other hosts out of the studio, and stranding Nick inside with co-host Andy Wolcienski, producer Hannah Lorenz, and a great deal of anguish and fury. It would be up to Nick to be the better person, but it seems Nick doesn't have anything nice to say about his darling ex-fiancée. That won't stop him. The next twelve hours on the radio are going to be VERY interesting. Written by David B. Grelck

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Nick Watson doesn't have anything nice to say...that won't stop him.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Evanston, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The cast met for weekly rehearsals from August to mid December. See more »

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Nick Watson: Whore Michelle Fullmer will blow you for ten dollars. Her number is 928-3392, for those of you that didn't catch that, that's 928-3392. If you call within the next fifteen minutes and mention this ad, she'll give you a tongue bath for free. She'll even lick your ass...
Hannah Lorenz: You will *not* say the rest on the air.
Nick Watson: Use your imagination.
Hannah Lorenz: Nick!
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Realistic. Funny. Charming. Inspiring!
28 March 2009 | by nickdotvrSee all my reviews

Disclaimer: I'm not much of a movie "critic" and I won't try compete with the writer & director of the film at summarizing his story - for a plot summary just scroll up a bit and look at what David B. Grelck himself wrote. I am not going to do the "star rating thing" either - I don't rate movies, I either make them or watch them.

What I will do is share my impressions of White Out, as I have been meaning to do for many months now. It's the sole reason that I made an IMDb account - I simply wanted to say: White Out is an outstanding movie (and you should find a way to watch it). The characters are more believable and feel more down to earth than what a whole lot of "big budget" Hollywood productions can offer. The story draws you in by throwing you directly in the action at a radio studio with the witty talk show host, co-host and producer. There is fantastic chemistry between that trio - Nick Watson (Jonathan C. Legat) has the snappy response for anything and everything that comes up from the crazy callers of his radio show. Andy Wolcienski (Eric Lipe) is hilarious in his randomness but that only makes his serious moments later in the film have that much more of an impact. As for their lovely producer Hannah Lorenz (Michelle Higgins) - her ability to keep her host and co-host on the air, on-topic and off-tangent is the top layer of a much deeper character, also revealed as White Out progresses.

Even as I admit that the movie has limited locations I don't feel that this detracts from the experience - if anything, it keeps things as simple as possible so that the audience has a proper chance to absorb and digest the complexly weaved fireball of human emotions as a few serious calls make Nick's radio show "Reality" live up to its title.

Rage, bitterness, spite, regret, sorrow, hope, re-discovered feelings and everything in-between gets experienced by the main actors, and in turn, with the help of their dedicated performances, by the audience. While there's much humor, when things get serious they get really serious and the weird, random and funny callers turn the tension down for brief moments before it skyrockets again, only higher than its previous highest state. As the storm gets worse outside the studio, so does the storm taking place within Nick.

In terms of editing style - the pacing keeps up with the bursts of emotions - it's amazing how exciting a place as simple as a recording studio can be to look at, when provided with tons of vantage points, creative framing and powerful close-ups.

Lastly, I promised to myself that I would keep this "spoiler-free" and I will stick to that - still, there is a glimpse of a love scene in the trailer so I figure it's fair game - I am not giving anything away just by stating that it's more realistic than most love scenes seen in other movies - it serves a very important purpose to the rest of the plot but my challenge to the readers of this "review" and hopefully future watches of the movie is, despite the scene's significance to try and maintain a straight face throughout it's full duration. It will be impossible not to find it highly amusing and a relaxing temporary escape from everything else... Why? What happens? In case I failed to get your attention up until now, did my mention of that do the trick? I hope so. Now you'll have to see White Out to find out!


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