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November 5, 2013 11:36 AM
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The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This November: 'Ass Backwards,' 'Charlie Countryman' and More

Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in "Charlie Countryman"

To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this November. Click on film title to learn more.

"As I Lay Dying" (November 1)

James Franco writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of William Faulkner's novel, that follows the death of Addie Bundren and the family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson. Since premiering at Cannes, the film has received mixed responses, with some saying Franco respectfully brought the Nobel Prize winner's elegiac prose to life and others considering it another one of Franco's experimental endeavors. You be the judge.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"Ass Backwards" (November 8)

June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson star as Kate and Chloe, two life-long best friends united by their quirkiness and lack of direction in life, stemming from ever since they came in dead last at a child beauty pageant. When they are invited to compete in the pageant's 50th anniversary installment, the two girls take off on a cross-country road trip that involves the kind of nutty and crude gags encapsulated by the film's title.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"A Case of You" (November 6)

Justin Long stars as Sam, a love-starved sad sack who develops a crush on Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood), the barista at his nearby coffee shop. Instead of trying to straightforwardly court her affection, he stalks her on Facebook and reinvents himself to fit perfectly with her likes and interests. "A Case of You" is a romantic comedy with a plot developed from cyberstalking in the contemporary social media age.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Time Warner


"Charlie Countryman" (November 15)

Charlie Countryman's (Shia Lebeouf) deceased mother appears to him in a vision telling him to go to Bucharest. When a fellow passenger dies on his flight, Charlie meets and falls for a beautiful musician (Evan Rachael Wood) who is connected to a vicious gangster (Mads Mikkelsen). From first time feature director Fredrik Bond, the trailer twists a sweet-looking, coming of age drama into a tense mob thriller. Can Charlie survive a Romanian underworld of violence and win the girl he loves? Judging from the fact that the original title was  "The Unnecessary Death of Charlie Countryman" we're not so sure.

Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation, SuddenLink, Time Warner, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, XBOX


"Cold Turkey" (November 12)

A damaged family gets together for the holidays resulting in drama, tears and hijinks. Sounds like everyone's Thanksgiving, right? Writer and director Will Solombe pits Peter Bogdanovich, Cheryl Hines, Alicia Witt, Sonya Walger, Ashton Holmes and Wilson Bethel against one another across the Turkey Day dinner table as they try and work through some of their family issues. With a family like this, you might end up being thankful for your own.

Where to Watch: Amazon Instant Video, Bright House, Optimum, Charter, Cox, DirectTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Vudu, Xfinity, iTunes, Rogers Anyplace TV

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4 Comments

  • Douggie Chimes | November 8, 2013 1:15 AMReply

    How did "The Institute" not make this list?

  • friendship nail | November 6, 2013 10:37 AMReply

    God, Shia Lebeauf is starting to look like Adrian Brody. The bohemian actor's life is killing your youthful beauty, dude.

  • Nonnie Mouse | November 5, 2013 11:57 AMReply

    Correction to the above RE: Kilimanjaro- The lead character is Doug played by Brian Geraghty (as seen in the trailer).

  • Indiewire | November 5, 2013 12:15 PM

    FIXED! Thanks.