>I watched this film last night after 2am and a few beers. I was tired, mildly lonesome, reflective and confused but wasn’t directly sleepy. I needed something or someone but not everything is possible. I lay back in bed in my whitewash room, the wind howling through the palms and put on Chop Shop, an independent film made in the chop shops of New Jersey. The story concerns a young boy Alejandro trying to make a life for himself be tough in the adult world of tough breaks. His dream of saving money for a food van for his sister is interspersed with the painful realities of how easy money can be made and lost.
Made with non-actors in the genuine environments and light, I need no sleep throughout the 80 minutes despite its lingering shots, curt dialogue and many silent scenes. Watch It!