The Beta Test

Date & Time

Thursday, November 25 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm

Location

City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

Cost & Tickets

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18A, violence, coarse language and mature themes.

Dir: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe, USA/UK, 2021, 91 min.

Jim Cummings, Virginia Newcomb, PJ McCabe.

“Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe combine the seedy underbelly of a Hollywood talent agency with adultery and murder to deliver the sharp, funny and effectively intriguing The Beta Test… Jordan is a Hollywood agent, living out Entourage fantasies and planning his upcoming wedding to fiancé Caroline. One day, he receives a strange purple envelope in the mail, which contains an invitation for an anonymous, no-strings-attached sexual encounter in a hotel room. After an impulsive acceptance, Jordan finds that this bizarre letter leads to the murky world of lies, internet data security, murder and the inevitable collapsing of his meticulously curated life… As Jordan is forced to tell more and more lies, they start to coalesce together and unravel until he’s introducing himself to strangers as a police officer with clients… The comedy is droll and dark enough that it doesn’t feel out of place even as the plot invites intrigue and suspense… There’s a freshness to The Beta Test. It works as a thriller in that it’s compelling, tense and delivers actual jeopardy. But it’s also wry and witty, with a sharp tongue aimed squarely at the insidious nature of Hollywood talent agencies and the fallacy of online personas. It’s a tight, frenetically edited thriller-comedy that’s bold, confident and fun.” – Claire Fulton, Loud and Clear