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Rainbow Time (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 November 2016 (USA)
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A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past ... See full summary »


Linas Phillips


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linas Phillips ... Shonzi
Melanie Lynskey ... Lindsay
Timm Sharp ... Todd
Davie-Blue ... Gretchen
Wil Gelin Wil Gelin ... Cat Caller #1
Oscar Camacho ... Cat Caller #2
Jesse Villacis Jesse Villacis ... Cat Caller #3
Tobin Bell ... Peter
Artemis Pebdani ... Justine
Chaz The Dog Chaz The Dog ... Pizza
Lolita The Dog Lolita The Dog ... Pizza
Lauren Weedman ... Nina
Reagan Yates ... Lilly
Austin Fryberger ... Jake
Ian Michaels ... Attorney


A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.

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Did You Know?


Writer/director/star Linas Phillips also appeared in Eastbound & Down: Chapter 24 (2013) of Linas Phillips three years before the release of Rainbow Time (2016) in which he plays a character named Shawnsee, remarkably close to Shonzi. See more »


When Lindsay greets Justine and Pizza (the wheelchair-bound Corgi) outside of the apartment, Pizza is referred to by Justine with female pronouns. In the closing scene where Shonzi meets Justine and Pizza on the street, Pizza is referred to by Justine with male pronouns. Presumably, this error occurred because two dog actors were used for the role of pizza (Chaz The Corgi and Lolita The Corgi). See more »


Lilly: Shonzi, you got me all wet.
Shonzi: Gross, isn't that your boyfriend's job.
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All Day Long
Written by Lindee Link (as Lindee Lee Link), Sean Michael Newberry, Jacob Lee Hendrickson
Performed by Lindee Link (as Lindee Lee)
Courtesy of Affix Music, LLC
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Overlooked, but Hopefully not for Long...
13 April 2018 | by FightOwensFightSee all my reviews

Seeing the 'Duplass Brothers Productions' flash on the screen before the film stirs up more excitement for me than when I see A24. Film... TV... They have their hands in the weirdest, most obscure productions that leave a massive imprint on the world of Celluloid. Love em or Hate em, they always make me feel something and they always come correct with the originality. Great work here!

Linas Phillips directs, produces, writes... Turning one of those 'uncomfortable truths' in life, that we admittedly love so much, into something organic and introspective. This film somehow escaped my radar, as I was extremely surprised to see the 2016 Release Date on a film that popped up on ISIA in 2018. This definitely feels like a must see!!! Hopefully 'Rainbow Time' finds it's rightful audience sooner than later!

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