Fort Tilden

August 14th, 2015


Fort Tilden

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A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 5.3/10 (256 voted)

Critic's Score: 70/100

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss

Stars: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Neil Casey

Fort Tilden: New York City's secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn's hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliot) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they're going nor how they plan to get there. The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers - and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper - "Fort Tilden" is a hilariously ...

Writers: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Sarah-Violet Bliss

Bridey Elliott - Harper
Clare McNulty - Allie
Neil Casey - Ebb
Alysia Reiner - Cobble Hill Mom
Reggie Watts - Reggie Watts
Griffin Newman - Sam
Jeffrey Scaperrotta - Russ
Peter Vack - Benji
Mark Wing-Davey - Harper's Dad (voice)
Will Hines - Abusive Cobble Hill Man
Max Jenkins - Ashley
John Early - John
Evan Hoyt Thompson - Grant
DesireƩ Nash - Marin
Becky Yamamoto - Amanda


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 14 August 2015

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Rating: 1/10

'Fort Tilden' is the tale of a ten-mile road trip by a couple of tiresome Brooklyn trust fund brats, who head for the beach to hook up with a pair of charmless dudes. Their airhead odyssey consists of lame exchanges and minor fiascoes involving various acquaintances and strangers, so the adventure soon turns into a plodding marathon by bicycle, cab and foot. The 'heroines' are portrayed as spineless selfish simpletons, and although the film is clearly intended to be a comedy, it's short on laughs, wit or interest.

The actresses struggle gamely with the pedestrian material, but their characters' feckless behavior and whiny griping leaves one hoping a truck will squash them into roadkill at every intersection. When they finally meet their romantic prospects on a gray windswept seashore, the encounter is just another flaccid flop in a series of screw-ups.


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