This is the HUGE LIFE

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By Jéri Jacquin | August 3, 2022

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to Bluray/DVD and Digital from writer/director Eric Swinderman, Carmen DeFranco and Bayview Entertainment is the HUGE LIFE.

Casey (Breckin Meyer) is a man who floats through life seemingly without any emotion attached to anything. Deciding it might be time to check it out, he is stopped by fate when a phone call changes his life. A great-aunt decided the only family member worth her small fortune was Casey.

Adding to her new life is Jess (Emily Kinney), a young woman going through a tough time with a boss who makes her cringe until Casey steps in. Having a few dollars in your pocket starts to take the family out of woodworking. Sister Missy (Debra Herzog) makes it clear she’s entitled to half the money and now her own mother is missing.

Taking Jess home, Casey does not find her but instead has a deep conversation with Jess about life, home, and deep-rooted feelings about childhood. Offering to help Jess, Casey picks up the young girl Jules (Giselle Eisenberg) who asks him questions and has her own quirks.

It doesn’t end there, Mom Dorothy’s psychiatric issues have surfaced in a serious way that leads Casey to a financial death with her sister Missy. On the way home, Jules has a serious episode wanting to go to a town where a school shooting took place to speak to a survivor. The crazy day has caused some strong emotions with Casey and Jess as they unravel after four days.

Meyer as Casey has had a hellish life which explains her feelings for, well, nothing. Receiving a financial windfall doesn’t change how he feels, in fact, it makes him even more confused. Meyer gives us a character that gives nothing to the viewer, as if we needed something else with the other chaos that follows. Yet there is an acceptance by Meyer’s character that he already learned at a young age that no one is actually audience what he has to say and certainly doesn’t believe in happy moments. A fantastic job, really.

Kinney as Jess has also seen her share of what life can do when you’re busy serving food. As she tries to do what’s right for her daughter, she also realizes there’s not much you can do. Jess accepts her fate but, the difference between her and Casey is that Jess feels in the middle of her own tornado and invites Casey to merge hers so they can get through it together. Kinney is charming and understanding in this role.

Eisenberg as a young Jules is a whirlwind of emotions. After seeing what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary, this character has an unhealthy addiction to facts and figures regarding the mass shootings. Her mind cannot outrun the horror so now the horror follows every step she takes. Eisenberg is wonderful and her reaction to Jules’ state of mind is so well done and intense.

Herzog as Missy is that sister who cannot be trusted with any responsibility. When Casey realizes there’s only one way to get her to do the right thing, it signifies a confidence that’s already on the edge.

Other cast members include Aubree Stone as Emily, Bryant Carroll as Randy, David Vegh as Detective Dunn, Allen O’Reilly as Abe Berkman, Katherine DeBoer as Connie Richman, Meg Rasmussen as Young Dorothy, Jeff Timlin as Daniel Repas, and Davis Aguila as Antonio .

BayView Entertainment, LLC, is a full-service media company committed to acquiring, developing, producing, marketing and distributing audiovisual content. For over fifteen years, BayView has made a name for itself by dedicating itself to publishing only the best programs in every category from some of the most trusted names in the business. BayView is honored to partner with hundreds of independent film and video producers who have trusted BayView with a carefully planned cast for their labors of love. For more information visit www.bayviewentertainment.com

ENORMITY OF LIFE is the story of one man’s journey through a hell he thinks no one else can understand. Believing since childhood that his life is a death target, nothing has happened since then until adulthood to change this feeling. Jess and Jules’ entry into her life is a view of how it all could be.

The twists and turns take the viewer on a chaotic journey, but it is important if we are to understand the thought process and the end of jaw dropping. It’s an emotional lesson in the fragility of human beings from the first scene to the end.

In the end – sometimes to love you have to let go!

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