Either You’re In or You’re In the Way Review
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In January of 2006, identical twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller heard the news that their father had died. After years of battling alcoholism, living in the woods in his old truck, he’d died alone, in a jail cell—and his death was the push that the brothers needed to make the impossible possible.

For years, Logan and Noah had been promising their dad that things would change. After their major league baseball dreams fell through, the two moved to Hollywood, where they started writing screenplays. One, called Touching Home, was especially meaningful—because it told the story of their relationship with their dad. For years, they promised him that the movie would get made—that Ed Harris would play him on the big screen—but agents, producers, and studios, continued to pass it up. So, after their dad’s death, they decided to make the movie by themselves.

Either You’re In or You’re In the Way: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, and One Filmmaking Hell-Ride to Keep a Promise to Their Father is the surprisingly, impossibly true story of the Miller brothers’ amazing filmmaking journey. It follows the twins as they take a crash course in filmmaking—while, at the same time, trying to assemble a cast and crew and gather the funding to make it all happen. It’s an incredible story—an inspiring story—and you’ll hang on their every word, eager to see how these two kids will ever manage to get themselves out of the latest mess.

But the Bros (as they often call themselves) make Either You’re In or You’re In the Way more than just another inspirational, against-all-odds kind of book. Though it’s built on a pretty sad story, the Millers tell their tale in a light and engaging (and often laugh-out-loud hilarious) style that will immediately draw readers in. In fact, after a while, you won’t feel like you’re reading a book; you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with a couple of your good friends, splitting a pitcher of something cold while listening intently and laughing along with them as they tell their incredible story.

From the very first sentence (“The manager of the building dropped dead in our apartment the day after we moved in.”), you’ll know that you’re in for a rocky ride. You’ll experience every bump and jolt along the way. You’ll laugh and cry right along with the Bros. And you’ll be amazed by the way that everything seems to fall into place at the last possible minute.

My only complaint with the book is that it ends too soon. The Bros wrote Either You’re In during post-production—so, for the most part, the story ends when the cast and crew head home. But, of course, there’s so much more to the story—the editing, the film festivals, and maybe even a theatrical release—and I wish I could have read about that, too.

Still, whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, a movie buff, or just someone who loves a good rags-to-riches story, you’re sure to enjoy every page of this astonishing—and entertaining—real-life adventure.

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