Lift (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Road Movie  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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As the year 2000 looms on the horizon, a young man seeks interstellar guidance in this bizarre independent comedy. Larry (Patrick Killian) is an emotionally blank and remarkably credulous pizza delivery boy who is suffering from a severe case of pre-millennium tension. Heading out to Area 51, the fabled alien landing zone deep in the Nevada desert, Larry finds a black mailbox and awaits the arrival of an alien armada that he's convinced will rescue him before the end of the world as he knows it. As Larry waits for the UFOs, he is visited by a number of fellow eccentrics, including a man who hunts for peyote while dressed as Santa Claus, a woman who is convinced that interstellar visitors want to sleep with her, and a teacher of new age philosophies who has an unusual mission for Larry. Lift was the debut feature from writer and director Anthony Theisen.



alien [not human], New-Age, pizza-delivery, Santa-Claus, end-of-the-world, paranoia