DVD Review

Fifty Pills (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 20, 2007; DVD Release Date: Feb 20, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Comedy; With: Kristen Bell and Lou Taylor Pucci; Distributor: Echo Bridge Entertainment

Here's a mystery even Veronica Mars couldn't solve: Why does Fifty Pills squander our favorite TV sleuth in a do-nothing role? Bell gamely plays the love interest of a goody-goody college freshman (Thumbsucker's Pucci) forced to sell 50 Ecstasy pills in one day to earn tuition money. The direct-to-DVD indie keeps the cutesy premise fresh with clever cameos (American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas plays a doper with a Diff'rent Strokes fetish), but wasting Bell — even in the EXTRAS (come on, she's barely in the making-of!) — makes Pills a funky trip.

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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