Still, Melville's direction is impressive; The Day does not look like the work of a rookie, let alone one straining against a tight budget. And Comaskey's performance, while not exactly compelling, makes his character far more interesting than he would otherwise be. More like a bottle rocket than Bottle Rocket, Joshua Melville's film throws off a few sparks but never explodes.
The Day plays March 14, 15, and 16 at 8:00 p.m. at B.A.R. space, 1659 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach; 538-8242. Admission is $6.
Written by Owen C. Wilson and Wes Anderson; directed by Wes Anderson; with Owen C. Wilson, Luke Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos, and James Caan.
Written and directed by Joshua Melville; with Owen Comaskey, Kimberly Weiant, and Al "Grandpa" Lewis.