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Jackpot

Sunny Holiday, an aspiring country singer, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak Western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country loving audience.
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Village Voice by Amy Taubin

Michael and Mark Polish's debut feature, "Twin Falls, Idaho," was a cloying oddball love story involving adult male Siamese twins; their follow-up, Jackpot, is another piece of whimsical Americana.
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TV Guide Magazine by Maitland McDonagh

This dogged journey of self-delusion is interrupted periodically by snippets of footage...that promise a dark revelation that would give an edge to the otherwise tedious goings-on but, sadly, never materializes.
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L.A. Weekly by Manohla Dargis

The mood is hermetic to the point of claustrophobia, embellished with a sense of everyday surrealism indebted to David Lynch.
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Austin Chronicle by Marjorie Baumgarten

Its doomed portrait of guileless dreamers may be found lacking in plot activity and empathetic characters. But for anyone interested in a movie that wipes clean the grungy patina of self-delusionment, Jackpot hits solid pay dirt.
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Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

In its mastery of its moments, Jackpot has charm, humor and poignancy. What it lacks is necessity. There's a sense in which we're always waiting for it to kick in.