DVD The Blackout

DVD The Blackout
DVD The Blackout

Run time: 90 min
Rating: 3.0
Genres: Comedy
Director: Matt Hish
Writers: Keith Brown, Keith Brown
Stars: Michael Graziadei, Scott Rosa, Flood Reed
A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, awakens to find his drummer, Toss Dunbar, hanging from a tree like a scarecrow, and the house completely destroyed. Eddie and Toss quickly realize that A: they can’t remember anything and B: there’s a dead guy in the pool. Now, they have to figure out what happened the night before or their Rock and Roll dream is over. Their only hope is State Dependent Learning, which is the scientifically proven fact that information learned while under the influence of a given “substance”, can only be recalled and used to solve a task when you are in the same state. Or in Layman’s terms… They have to drink to remember. The prior night’s debauchery comes back to them as they get Halfway to a Blackout against insurmountable odds. Will Bad Math realize they’re … Written by Keith Brown
Plot Keywords: party, urinating in a pool, urinating, vomiting, superhero costume
Country: USA
Release Date: 1 September 2013 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $1,300,000 (estimated)


  1. If you ever wondered what L.A. parties with rockstars and aspiring rockstars are like this movie answers all your burning questions.

    1. Soooo much vomit, really, lots of different types, textures and from different positions. But only the guys seemed to do it, apparently girls can hold our booze and drugs better.

    2. Hipbones – at least these made up for all the times I had to watch a guy puking.

    3. Douchey-ness is not limited to Bros. L.A. scenesters can be douches too, at least they are more entertaining to look at.

    4. Why does the cover art have 3 girls in bikinis and who are they? Much better to have put the bandmembers in the art. Or at least just the hipbones with no faces.

    On a serious note – it's a decent low budget flick. The writing is consistent, the dialogue believable as are the characters. There were some actual funny antics to laugh at. I have paid to see much worse in movie theaters.

  2. The best way to describe this movie is Spinal Tap vomited the Hangover in Almost Famous' mouth in front of some Airheads. I love rock and roll movies and this one delivered in spades. I love this movie! I've seen it probably five times and I have laughed out loud every single time. The acting is solid all across the board with each actor bringing something different whether it was the drummer's hilarity, the singer's arrogance masking real emotion, or the bassists sage advice they were all so fun to watch. There was plenty of eye candy too, but I could have used more boobs, though what they do instead of showing sex is one of the funniest things! Next time you're in the mood to just have a drink or a smoke and watch a fun flick this is for you and your friends, and their friends! I have already made a lot of people laugh quoting this flick. College kids everywhere pre-gaming on the weekend while watching this. Seriously, if you like fun, boobs, and blacking out you will love this! My only real complaint is that I would have loved to see the band play. Check this out! Must see!

  3. This movie provides a peak at some major up & coming talent. I found the dialogue and humor to be impressive considering the budget involved. I would recommend giving it a view and watch some of these names show up more often in various roles because I saw a lot of range. I felt at first that I was to watch a horrific reboot of The Hangover, but it was instead surprisingly unique and refreshingly comedic from the typical type of comedy we've been force fed for years. Once you allow the characters to settle in, the movie takes off and your treated to impressive writing and witty humor. I thoroughly enjoyed and it reminded me where great talent starts.

  4. Grab your friends on a Saturday night and rent this. Guaranteed laughs. My guy friends could not stop quoting this. So many great characters and lines to remember.

    Hot guys, I agree with Paula's review about the hip bones. I could live without the vomit too. But then again, I'm a girl. Super beautiful girls! Each one is totally different. Make up and hair is unreal! I also love the styling.

    I think the acting is amazing. The drummer is ridiculous. I hope to see him in more films. I'm now a huge fan of his. Actually all the guys performances were super strong. All in all an awesome comedy. I feel a cult classic for sure.

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