5 Star Day

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  • Summary: Jake Gibson's horoscope forecasts a perfect FIVE STAR DAY the morning of his birthday. Little does he realize that what's foretold to be a flawless day, unfolds to be far less than stellar when Jake's world is turned upside down as all that could go wrong...does. Determined that AstrologyJake Gibson's horoscope forecasts a perfect FIVE STAR DAY the morning of his birthday. Little does he realize that what's foretold to be a flawless day, unfolds to be far less than stellar when Jake's world is turned upside down as all that could go wrong...does. Determined that Astrology has no legitimacy, Jake embarks on a journey to test the theory of Astrology by finding the three people born the same time and place as himself: Sarah Reynolds, Yvette Montgomery and Wesley Henderson. The journey quickly uproots Jake from the small college town of Berkeley, California to downtown Chicago where he sets out to find and interview Sarah, Yvette, and Wesley to see if their birthdays proved to be as disappointing as his own. Jake's pursuit in finding his three Astrological matches will not only test his convictions, but validate how life's unexpected twists of fate can deliver much more than the anticipated. The unforeseen takes Jake from the Windy City, to the boardwalk of New Jersey's Atlantic City, to the bustling streets of New York. What Jake learns along the way is an important lesson about life, love, fate,and destiny that will unexpectedly change his life forever. (Breaking Glass Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 1, 2011
    75
    Five Star Day is a respectable and intelligent little film.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 2, 2011
    70
    Gigandet, whose star has been rising thanks to his roles in such films as "Twilight," "Burlesque" and "Easy A," delivers a sensitive portrayal that proves he's more than just a hunk. Malone is as appealing as always, and Hartman is wonderfully fun as the Buster Poindexter-like singer. But the script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick.
  3. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Nov 2, 2011
    67
    5 Star Day is a middling indie, but it offers evidence of how far a synthetic setup can get just by allowing characters to react and reflect.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Nov 1, 2011
    40
    Gigandet fills every close-up with flirtatious face wrinkles, embarrassed smiles, and anything else he can think of, to the point where Jake seems downright spastic; although not terribly good at acting, Gigandet seeks to compensate for this fact by doing a lot of it.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Nov 1, 2011
    40
    A drippy ending erases all the hopes you've built up and forces you to conclude that this wasn't such a well-thought-out film after all.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 1, 2011
    30
    Frankly, it's hard to imagine even George Clooney making such ill-used screen minutes interesting. But the movie around those moments is even worse.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 3, 2011
    20
    Unless your own horoscope recommended wasting two perfectly useful hours of your day, take a pass.

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  1. Jan 28, 2015
    8
    I did not expect to enjoy this movie, and was quite pleasantly surprised. Cam Gigandet breathes some sweetly understated, authentic life intoI did not expect to enjoy this movie, and was quite pleasantly surprised. Cam Gigandet breathes some sweetly understated, authentic life into reflective and humbled main character Jake, who sets out to disprove the validity of astrology and makes some nicely unexpected connections of his own along the way. Jena Malone is a standout in everything she does, and these two play off each other in uniquely redeeming ways. Patricia Belcher makes the most of some very limited screen time by injecting her signature brand of sarcastic sass. Decent production values and a surprisingly good soundtrack combine to deliver an overlooked gem of a movie that will prompt some viewers to ponder, and a good many others to hope. Excellent work all around. Mr. Gigandet should (under)play the good guy much more often -- it seems to suit him well. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    8
    I give this movie 7.5 out of 10. Jake's journey is quite inspirational. In his presentation, the questions, as well as the conclusion, areI give this movie 7.5 out of 10. Jake's journey is quite inspirational. In his presentation, the questions, as well as the conclusion, are worth to ponder on. They allow us to step back to think of the values of life. The portrayal of the characters are distinct and impressive. The only thing that is not very good is Jake (cast by Cam Gigandet) made much unnecessary non-verbal language, which blurs the character's real personality from such strange acts. Expand

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