Sundance Review: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle


Director:David Russo

Cast:Marshall Allman, Natasha Lyonne, Tania Raymonde

Running Time:100.00


Featuring a premise unlike any other, David Russo's The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle is as imaginative a film as one can expect to see. Filled with a smart blend of biochemical engineering and taste-testing cookies, the film uses your imagination as its core component, feeding off it to entertain and enthrall all who watch.

The story, set around a guy who is living a crisis of both faith and personal identity, is relatable in nearly every aspect. Quitting his desk job, Dory, our protagonist, takes a job as a custodial employee at a large corporate office. There, amidst a ton of taste testing cookies, the ordinary comes to a screeching halt, laying the road for the unusual. In the process, a hot soundtrack is laid down, a series of great performances come to life and an inventive story is created.

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle is character driven film. As a result, the performance from Mashall Allman becomes a critical point in the story and film itself. Thankfully, Allman rises to the occasion, giving a complete performance as the confused and independent Dory.

Close on his heels are costars Natasha Lyonne, Tania Raymonde, Tygh Runyan and Matt Smith. Together, the cast comprises a unique bunch of characters, one that represents a spectrum of personalities and backgrounds. From the sex atop the conference table to the fascination over a blue 'moving' residue in one of the toilets, the film continues to 'go-there,' and the actors couldn't react more perfectly.

As the film comes to a close, and the events begin to pan out in their own direction, you can't help but appreciate the creativity that went into making such a unique picture. But more than just that, the acting, direction and story keep pace with the imagination on-screen, creating a solid mixture that will not only entertain, but intrigue all who watch.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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