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- Summary: Every summer, Jon gathers ten friends together in his adopted city of Los Angeles to play the Turkey Bowl—bringing a piece of small-town tradition to the urban sprawl—all for the beloved prize for the winning team… a turkey. Friendships flare and fade, jealousy is met with both laughter and r and pain, old and unrequited love threatens to remain old and unrequited, and all of these undercurrents are revealed in the unique, improvised rhythm of backyard football. (Tribeca Film)… Expand
- Director: Kyle Smith
- Genre(s): Sport, Comedy
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75Well acted and wise enough to not excessively linger in its atmosphere of genial camaraderie and underlying regret and nostalgia, Turkey Bowl accomplishes its small-scale goals with aplomb.
60A quirky offering by Kyle Smith that does nothing more or less than show a touch-football game among friends. "It's sort of interesting," you might find yourself saying, "but is it a film?"
40This ongoing improvisation, along with the completed passes and resulting chest-bumping celebrations or recriminations, serves to define these otherwise "ordinary" ciphers and lend shape and momentum to an otherwise plotless movie.