The Extra Man



A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Louis Ives travels to New York city to discover who he is. Is he a gentleman? An escort? A writer? Or... a woman? Much like the central character, this film suffers from its own identity crisis; it has no identity. The characters are not relatable on any level and this undermines the film's realistic base to the point where it's hard to take it seriously at all. Set in the city that never sleeps, this film may actually send you to sleep.

Thomas Jones

Limited Release 16th August 2010
108 mins