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by Nigel M Smith
June 29, 2012 12:13 PM
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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This July

On VOD this July: "2 Days in New York," "Mansome," "The Good Doctor" and "360."
Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this month to bring you the ten to look out for. You'll find everything from an ensemble globe spanning drama, to a Danish sex comedy, to a documentary that gets to the bottom of what it means to be a man in the 21st century.

Here are the ten films to watch on VOD this July, in alphabetical order:

"2 Days in New York" (July 6)

Julie Delpy's winning follow-up film to "2 Days in Paris," "2 Days in New York," adds Chris Rock to the mix as Delpy's love interest. The result? A sequel that's even funnier than the first entry. The free-wheeling comedy centers on Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Rock), a happy couple living with two young children from previous relationships. When Marion's father (played by Delpy's real-life dad!), her horny sister and her sister's boyfriend drop in from Paris for a visit, their bond is put to the test.

"360" (July 1)

Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde," comes the latest drama from acclaimed director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") and featuring a scrip penned by Peter Morgan ("The Queen"). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, "360" starts in Vienna, then weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix to tell a myriad of modern day love stories.

"Abel" (July 3)

"Y Tu Mama Tambien" star Diego Luna makes a stellar transition into filmmaking with his direcotiral debut "Abel." The coming-of-age drama centers on Abel, a ten-year-old boy who after being released from a two year stay at a mental hospital, returns home to a struggling mother, a younger brother, a sister who is coming of age, and an absent father. To carve out a role for himself in his family, the young Abel decides to become head of the household, but when his father makes an unplanned return, his fantasy caves in.

TAGS: VOD, New On VOD
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1 Comment

  • Michael Hawley | June 29, 2012 8:25 PMReply

    I really like this monthly feature. It would be helpful, however, if you also listed the available VOD platform(s) for each film so we wouldn't have to go hunting for it/them.