Always on the lookout for treasures hidden amongst the walls of mega-releases at the video store, I picked up Jackpot the other night. This is the sophomore film by the Polish brothers, who you may remember from their dark and sad tale about cojoined twins, Twin Falls, Idaho. This time they've created one of the saddest road/buddy movies I've ever seen, following the adventures of a down-and-out karaoke singer (Jon Gries) and his manager (a wonderful performance by Garrett Morris). As they did with Twin Falls, the Polish brothers make the most of their modest budget, with stylish photography and bold, vibrant colors that are nicely captured on the dvd. I'm pretty sure the packaging also said the sound was 5.1, but, try as I might, I could only get ProLogic, not that it would have made much difference in such a small film.