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The Search For Simon: A Rare & Meaningful Adventure

THE SEARCH FOR SIMON. Produced and Directed by Martin Gooch. Produced by Louis Savy. Starring Sophie Alred, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Millie Reeves and Noeleen Comiskey. Leomark Studios/MVD Entertainment Group.

Search For Simon

Cover courtesy of MVD Entertainment Group.

The Search For Simon, recently released from Leomark Studios and MVD, is Monty Python fun, a film that awakens the senses and compels one to savor the silliness. The Search For Simon tells the story of 39-year-old David, a man who has been on the look out for aliens since his kid brother Simon disappeared three decades earlier. Since Simon’s disappearance, David has been obsessed with the search to find the aliens he believes stole his best friend away. What’s most impressive about The Search For Simon is found in its ability to make you laugh while still promoting deeper introspection: Watch this movie and you will have no choice but grapple with the ultimate questions of love and loss. Moreover, the film deftly guides viewers to examine the concept of addiction, forcing us to look at ourselves and our relationships, forcing us to ask if the paths we’ve chosen are truly healthy ones. The Search For Simon, rated as one of the top-ten British comedies of 2013 by The London Film Review, is the most rare of all cinematic adventures: a ‘fun film’ with a lasting message.

by John Aiello


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This entry was posted on October 20, 2014 by in 2014, In the Spotlight, October 2014, Television and tagged .
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