Hit and Runway | Chicago Reader

Hit and Runway

The directorial debut of writer, composer, and musician Christopher Livingston is a loosely autobiographical comedy about his relationship with his own screen-writing partner, on this film as well as others—gay stand-up comic and comedy writer Jaffe Cohen. Livingston is straight, but the comic bonding between his and Jaffe's fictional counterparts, played respectively by Michael Parducci and Peter Jacobson, isn't just about the mismatch of their sexual preferences; it's also about the overall tension between their very different personalities. Not everything works here, but there are some pretty funny moments—including Hoyt Richards's impersonation of Clint Eastwood, and Kerr Smith's embodiment of a young actor with a passion for Jewish men—and the overall tone is likable. With Judy Prescott. 108 min.

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