Reviewed byLouisNormandinVote: 9/10
Drugs, prostitutes, suicide and a cute little bunny. I have seen tons of indie films this year and this is the one that grabbed me. Wheels is gritty, raw and and is so well done on so many levels. The score for the film is so fantastic and Mickey's fading memory was captured so very well. DO NOT MISS THIS FILM! This movie hooks you with great underwater darkness and by the time it's over, you feel like you have been hit over the head with reality. There's a true essence of pain that prevails through the end of the film and when it's all said and done, you walk out feeling the pain of a man who has been through hell to find himself on the other side.
Reviewed bySkyaToneVote: 9/10
I saw this movie at a free screening last week not knowing what to expect, and I have to say it certainly surprised me. The story was well written and the direction was very well executed. The acting was great overall. The actors portraying the 2 main characters were simply superb and both worked together wonderfully. You could really feel their friendship connect and grow stronger throughout the film, not just because of their similar disabilities but more on the level of the pain and suffering both physically and mentally which they both have fallen victims to throughout their lives. "Wheels" certainly played with my emotions. Whether it be from its originally recorded soundtrack which was extremely well executed throughout the film, it had me in a state of indignation, it had me laughing and crying and that overall feeling of anticipation which few films are able to accomplish.
Overall I thoroughly recommend checking this film out. Especially considering well written films which have true meaning are few and far between nowadays.
Reviewed byebrow011Vote: 8/10
I saw this film at a screening via a movie meetup group. I was surprised at how much I loved this film. It's very dark and there are harrowing, depressing moments, but in the midst of it they managed to throw in bits of humor. And whoever did the cinematography should win an award. The aesthetics were both bleak and vivid. I think they also had an original score. In addition to the original score being perfect for the film itself, the sound track for the film was perfect. And the leitmotif throughout the movie is poignant and really captures the different moods of every scene. I don't want to give away plot points, but it's amazing what this film was able to accomplish, and this film should be a known one.
"WHEELS" is an Award Winning dark humored drama about MICKEY (Donavon Warren), a suicidal paraplegic who just can't kill himself no matter how hard he tries. During a cripple bar fight, he crosses paths with an explosive homeless junkie on wheels, DRAKE (Patrick Hume). Mickey offers him $500 to shoot him in the head, which he gladly accepts, and an unusual friendship is born. Armed only with their brotherly friendship they must survive the streets, heroin, cocaine, "En Vogue" prostitutes, and their painful pasts. WHEELS is the story of two broken people, grasping for a reason to live - or die.