7.4/10 (IMDB)


1h 41m Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi


Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children's science TV show called "Above & Beyond", has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket.

As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him -- a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there's more to his life story than he once thought.


Colin West


Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn, Katelyn Nacon


Not Rated




United States



Main Trailer


  • "Colin West’s LINOLEUM is the kind of movie that’s all but impossible to review with any specificity, because so much of its achievement lies in its surprises – how it seems to be doing one thing while slyly doing another, without deception, and then revealing its ultimate intentions with grace and style."
    - The Playlist
  • "West has made an extraordinary tale of the personal universes we all inhabit, the strange messiness of life, and the beauty of how everything all shakes out in the end."
    - Collider
  • "Where the first two acts tell an offbeat and strange story, the final act comes out of the blue and ties everything up in a hope-filled and tear-inducing way."
    - Film Threat
  • "Thoughtful performances and earnest (if especially subtle) writing keep the film compelling enough until its final minutes, which are even more startling in their heart-wrenching effectiveness than in their mind-bending twists."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Linoleum is a heartfelt story about making every day seem like something fantastic."
    - IGN
  • "Gaffigan leads the pack in what must be his best performance yet as an actor."
    - We Live Entertainment
  • "Linoleum is filled with nostalgia — brought to life by the dreamlike, vivid cinematography by Ed Wu — and the overlapping of memories, the mind losing itself, and the fulfillment of a fantasy that feels incredibly out of reach."
    - Screen Rant
  • "If you want to take a chance on something different, then this is a gem of a Donnie Darko style slice of science-fiction, which asks you to succumb to its strange ways and strap yourselves in for a uniquely triumphant human story."
    - Flickering Myth


  • San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival
  • Sun Valley Film Festival
  • Oak Cliff Film Festival


  • Denver Int'l Film Festival
  • Paris Int'l Fantastic Film Festival
  • Palm Springs Inte'l Film Festival
  • Oldenburg Int'l Film Festival
  • San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
  • Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
  • Cinema Columbus Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Sun Valley Film Festival
  • RiverRun Film Festival
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Indie Street Film Festival
  • Woodstock Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • and more...