A man struggles to find himself when he loses a loved one in this emotional and tense drama from Martin Bannon Beaudet.
Les McCubbin is sitting with a psychiatrist after an accident. For years, he has been close to his brother Addison. It got to a point where they started living together, but despite their closeness, they couldn’t be more opposite. Les is shy, straight, and levelheaded. Addison, on the other hand, is wild, gay, and free, which causes conflict with Les. Everytime Les meets someone and has a good feeling about them, Addison has to make Les feel conflicted.
When the brothers decide to visit their mother, it is met with both happiness on Les’ part and resentment on Addison’s part. As Les talks to the psychiatrist more about his relationship with Addison, he reveals the visit ultimately causes their psychic connection to falter. However, there is something more troubling in the midst awaiting Les and it may take Addison to possibly get him out of this shocking predicament.
This is quite an interesting story of fraternal twin brothers who had a connection that would soon be disconnected, causing the levelheaded one to find himself in a major predicament. The film is definitely a character study of a man who lost his twin and doesn’t know where to go from there. Told mostly in flashbacks, we see our main character Les, played by a great Adam Elliott Davis (who also co-wrote and produced), speak to a psychiatrist about his relationship with his brother and how he had affected him in both positive and negative lights.
Joel Robert Walker pulls off a great performance as Addison, the free and wild twin brother who is seen with many partners and not really caring about having a steady balance in his life. As for Les, we see him having a job and attempting relationships. One is with a churchgoer, Noreen, played by Sydney Winbush; and then a co-worker, Allison, played by WorldFilmGeek Hall of Famer Reine Swart. The relationship between Allison and Les had the potential to be strong because Addison didn’t have any impact or make any sort of comment on it.
Sherilyn Fenn makes the most of her extended cameo as the twins’ mother in the present day. However, it is this scene where we see the twins really begin to disconnect because Les is excited to see her but Addison feels a sense of resentment, something that he has felt his entire life despite his mother’s attempt to make things right. This leads to a jaw-dropping twist in the film that is surely to send shockwaves.
Losing Addison is a great film that serves as a character study for a man who tries to find a connection with my twin again and leads to a very shocking twist. The great performances from the two leads as the twins drive the film really well.
WFG RATING: A-
Mutiny Pictures presents a Losing Addison Productions film. Director: Martin Bannon Beaudet. Producer: Adam Elliott Davis. Writers: Martin Bannon Beaudet and Adam Elliott Davis. Cinematography: Dennis Noack. Editing: Martin Beaudet Bannon.
Cast: Adam Elliott Davis, Joel Robert Walker, Sherilyn Fenn, Ted Rooney, Sydney Winbush, Reine Swart, Eric Colley, Daniel Timothy Treacy.