Keep Coming Back
About the film . . .
- Milla stars as an alcoholic former stripper in a coming-of-age comedy
- From Sunday Herald (Scotland) August 16, 2009: "We had started filming on that, but the movie's kind of fallen apart again because I have to get into Resident Evil: Afterlife. But I'm hoping that by next year things get better with the economy and smaller movies will have an easier time getting financed again. It's been an uphill battle for us. I was the first actor to get involved with the project. William contacted me about the movie in November last year, so we've been trying to get it off the ground for a while."
- From MTV (February 5, 2009):
The drama on Broadway, though, is not the only adversity Macy's facing at the moment. Financing for his directorial debut Keep Coming Back collapsed late last year in the wake of the economic meltdown. The film tells the story of a shy young man who joins an AA group so he can spend time with the love of his life, an alcoholic ex-stripper to be played by Milla Jovovich. Thankfully, Macy said, the entire cast has stayed committed.
"Milla is the bee's knees. And Steve [Buscemi] produces and directs his own stuff, so he knows how these things go. Steve is going to play Satan. He hasn't got any lines, but he's funny as hell." While Macy assembles fresh financing, he's begun to narrow down his male lead prospects to about ten actors, though he declined to drop any names. If all goes according to plan, they'll start shooting in the spring.
- Article from Variety (November 6, 2008)
- From ContentFilm:
Oscar nominated and iconic screen actor William H. Macy makes his directorial debut with Keep Coming Back, a highly original and occasionally outrageous coming of ager starring Mos Def, Steve Buscemi and William H Macy himself. It's The Graduate meets Little Miss Sunshine!
In Keep Coming Back young Taylor Ogburn has a problem. He has a "very weird heart" that, whenever things get a bit too much, is prone to go racing off and nearly kill him. As a consequence he's led a very sheltered life, and though he's eighteen years old - he's really never lived a day . . .
After suffering yet another near fatal heart attack, Taylor meets the stunning Krystal (Milla Jovovich), a recovering alcoholic ex-stripper, with all the right attributes to get his heart racing again. And after years of living quietly, Taylor decides that now's the time to grow up and confront the danger embedded in his chest.
Instantly and deeply in love, he follows Krystal in to an AA meeting, where she mistakes Taylor for a recovering alcoholic. And so as not to disappoint the woman of his dreams, Taylor goes along with it. Smartening down his preppy act pretty quickly, and with a little help from his older brother Campbell, and Krystal's son Bobby, Taylor starts living life to the full.
But things get complicated when Satan makes an appearance - along with a very jealous ex pimp - and not to mention whether or not Taylor's shaky heart can hold on long enough for him to finally learn the meaning of love ...
Keep Coming Back is a charming and touching allegory of the struggles of growing up, and about finally overcoming the fear of becoming an adult.
[ For complete credits, check out the Internet Movie Database listing for Keep Coming Back ]
Directed by William H. Macy
Written by Will Aldis
Produced by Rachel Rothman, Tucker Tooley, Dan Keston
Milla Jovovich .... Krystal
William H. Macy ....
Steve Buscemi ....
Mos Def ....
Plot summary: A coming-of-age comedy about an alcoholic former stripper (Milla)