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Fifty Pills

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Fifty Pills

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
83 minutes
performer:
Kristen Bell, Lou Taylor Pucci
director:
Theo Avergerinos
distributor:
Echo Bridge Entertainment
author:
Matthew Perniciaro
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Here’s a mystery even Veronica Mars couldn’t solve: Why does Fifty Pills squander our favorite TV sleuth in a do-nothing role? Bell gamely plays the love interest of a goody-goody college freshman (Thumbsucker‘s Pucci) forced to sell 50 Ecstasy pills in one day to earn tuition money. The direct-to-DVD indie keeps the cutesy premise fresh with clever cameos (American Pie‘s Eddie Kaye Thomas plays a doper with a Diff’rent Strokes fetish), but wasting Bell — even in the EXTRAS (come on, she’s barely in the making-of!) — makes Pills a funky trip.