Friends since high school, 20-somethings Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman have an idea: a Web site for people to conduct business with municipal governments. This documentary tracks the rise and fall of govWorks.com from May of 1999 to December of 2000, and the trials the business brings to the relationship of these best friends. Kaleil raises the money, Tom's the technical chief. A third partner wants a buy out; girlfriends come and go; Tom's daughter needs attention. And always the need for cash and for improving the site. Venture capital comes in by the millions. Kaleil is on C-SPAN, CNN, and magazine covers. Will the business or the friendship crash first?
It was very interesting to follow the whole process of these guys setting up their business, growing like crazy and then crashing and burning down even faster. Why would they have 200 people working on that is beyond me, but it was the times I guess, I mean budgets were huge back during the boom. Really the greatest side of these is seeing the people involved, specially the two partners who try and keep their friendship as strong as possible throughout the whole ordeal.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Because fucking Kaleil is hilarious. And many other reasons. Many.