Created by Michael DeSanto
“My girlfriend won’t talk to me, the police won’t listen to me, and the mob is trying to kill me. My life is a mess. Again.”
Michael DeSanto hasn’t heard of you either.
He wrote, directed, and did the cinematography and some of the music for this low, low budget (allegedly $2,800) almost-straight-to-streaming feature flick Max Anderson, Private Eye.
The 2013 indie comedy that revolves around a twenty-something loser from Toledo, Ohio, MAX ANDERSON, who suffers one too many defeats in life (his long-suffering girlfriend Kristin has just decided to dump him), and decides it’s time for a change. Inspired by a movie he saw on television, he chucks it all to become a private eye.
Naturally, Max is totally incompetent, and ends up with far more than he bargained for, although he does manage — despite the bumbling — to save the day in the end.
Yep, we’ve seen this plot before, and we’ll see it again.
And just in case anyone objects to the number of done-to-death clichés, stereotypes and P.I. tropes in the script, it’s a parody, see? Alas, we’ve seen that excuse before, as well.
Harmless, but hardly essential.
- MAX ANDERSON, PRIVATE EYE | Watch it now!
(2013, Bad Atom)
Written and directed by Michael DeSanto
Starring Charles Wetzel Jr. as MAX ANDERSON
Also starring Brittney Forster, Heather Bartlett, Joe Morsher, Raymond Sofia