“This film is bloody lovely...with excellent performances, big laughs and emotional truth.”
Nev Pierce, EMPIRE
“beautifully observed with sly humour and lovably dysfunctional characters”
Hannah Lack, DAZED & CONFUSED
10 young American moviemakers to watch: Matt Bissonnette
Already tipped as one of America’s emerging filmmakers to watch, with comparisons drawn to the work of Judd Apatow, Matthew Bissonnette’s PASSENGER SIDE is a sharp, insightful comedy, set on a road trip through the darker side of Los Angeles County.
On the morning of his thirty-seventh birthday Michael Brown receives a telephone call from his estranged brother Tobey which sends the two off on a day-long odyssey across a wild and weird Los Angeles to find the love of Tobey's life. Behind the wheel of a beat up old BMW the brothers' search leads them through a bizarre, beautiful land filled with surprising, comical characters to an unexpected twist of fate.
Featuring intelligent, funny and affecting performances from Adam Scott (Knocked-up), Joel Bissonnette (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and set to an exceptional indie rock soundtrack which includes Leonard Cohen, D.O.A, Evan Dando and Silver Jews, PASSENGER SIDE examines the estranged relationship of two brothers and the unusual, complex bonds that are created when opposites are bound together by unexpected circumstances.
Bonus features include a feature-length commentary with writer/director Matt Bissonnette and actors Adam Scott and Joel Bissonnette, “Making Passenger Side” featurette, Mac + Jim from Portastatic and Superchunk; Live at the Royal and theatrical trailer.