Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler).
Hungover, bitter and thoroughly uninvested in the success of the company's promotional giveaway that gives
"Free Samples" is a film about wasting time, and it feels like it. Despite clocking in at 79 minutes, Jay Gammill's comedy drags by no fault of its delightfully sour lead. With her droll delivery and big blue eyes, Weixler — who came to indie fame playing a virgin with a befanged vagina in "Teeth" — has the air of a slacker Bette Davis. Naturally, the only person on this sunbaked block she treats kindly is a classic movie star played by Tippi Hedren.
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"Free Samples." No MPAA rating. Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes. Playing at Laemmle's