Eli McAllister, our eleven-year-old hero, is on a quest. He is also setting out to win The Fiesta Cup, a local bowling tournament. Joining him is his famous fashion designer uncle, Sean McAllister (Adrian Grenier.) Sean hasn't spent time with his family - specifically his father - for years. But now he has come home to spend time with his older brother, Eli's father. Thrown into the tournament as his ailing brother's substitute, Sean clashes with his father as old wounds are opened. But instead of reliving the past, they pull together to bowl their best for Eli who stands to lose so much. Funny, sweet and soulful - SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING takes us on a journey to learn that the secret to life is loving what you have - even if it is just a split.
"SEX DEATH AND BOWLING SCORES A PERFECT GAME FOR SMART MOVIEGOERS WHO WANT A FILM THAT TOUCHES THE HEART WITH REAL PEOPLE AND REAL LIFE. WRITER/DIRECTOR ALLY WALKER HAS MADE AN EMOTIONAL AND INVOLVING MOVIE THAT RESONATES LONG AFTER YOU'VE SEEN IT. SUPERB PERFORMANCES. IT KNOCKED ME OUT."
- PETE HAMMOND, DEADLINE
"IF IT'S AN ACTOR'S SHOWCASE YOU'RE AFTER, SEEK NO FURTHER. WITH ADRIAN GRENIER, BAILEY CHASE, MELORA WALTERS, DREA DE MATTEO, AND SELMA BLAIR GIVING THE PERFORMANCE OF HER CAREER."
- SAN DIEGO READER
"THE FILM IS CLEARLY WELL MEANING AND DEEPLY FELT... STRONG EFFORTS OF ITS IMPRESSIVE CAST"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"STUNNING PERFORMANCE BY SELMA BLAIR!"
- PASTE MAGAZINE
"FOUR TUBS OF POPCORN OUT OF FIVE. THIS IS SUCH A LOVELY STORY. I DARE ANYONE WHO SEES THIS FILM NOT TO LAUGH, GET A LITTLE CHOKED UP AND EVEN SNIFFLE A TIME OR TWO."
- MOVIE MAVEN
"QUITE THE CAST. GRENIER ANCHORS WITH A NUANCED LEAD PERFORMANCE."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"GRENIER HAS THE MAKINGS OF A MOVIE STAR AND GIVES A SOLIDLY LIKEABLE PERFORMANCE."
- FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
"SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING IS AN APT TITLE FOR THIS RICHLY EMOTIONAL CHARACTER-DRIVEN DRAMA"
- SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE
Directed and Written By: Ally Walker
Produced By: Ally Walker , Larry Rattner , Sig De Miguel, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter
Starring: Adrian Grenier (3 time SAG Award nominee, 3 time Teen Choice Awards nominee, Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada), Selma Blair (Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Legally Blonde, American Crime Story, Anger Management), Drea de Matteo (Golden Globe nominee and EMMY Winner, The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Joey, Swordfish), Mary Lynn Rajskub (2 time SAG nominee, 24, Safety Not Guaranteed, Julie & Julia, Little Miss Sunshine), Baily Chase, Melora Walters, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joshua Rush