Screwball

 (4)33min201716+
An emotionally unstable deviant unwittingly becomes a significant male figure in a young boy's life while training him in baseball until recurring afflictions bleed into their relationship as well.
Directors
Ryan Ruby
Starring
Ryan RubyTrevor BrooksGabriella Piazza
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Bella DiDomenicoMartin MurrayBarry Rubenstein
Producers
Ryan RubyJames Hardy
Studio
Ryan Ruby
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3.5 out of 5 stars

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LisaReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 starsWhat's a Screwball?
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Screwball is beautifully shot and mostly well acted. The story follows a seemingly washed up baseball player (most likely self inflicted as opposed to injury induced but this is unclear) that mentors a young boy in the game until revelations lead things to spiral out of control. The scenes between the lead and the boy are the strongest. The dialogue is sharp and there is great chemistry between the two leads. The mystery surrounding the "deviant" behavior of the lead left uncertainty as to whether he was a likable or redeemable character. The character needed a little more development, but this is a minor distraction in an overall very well made independent short.
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Tibor TibaReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsScrewball
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A slow-burning rendering traversing subjects of addiction, abuse, loneliness, and the disconsolate nature of regret. I enjoyed the avoidance of formulaic backstory clichés and thought the unresolved tension was aptly balanced. Not a light film by any means, and therein lies its impact.
Dale DayReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsLow rent
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This was just depressing
Giuseppe CarloReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsGrade A film
Not a movie about baseball.
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