Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, and Constance Zimmer
Directed by Andrew Bujalski
***Ts film is currently streaming on Netflix***
Writer-diretor Andrew Bujalski's film seems completely unsure of what it exactly wants to be. While it succeeds at creating an appropriate balance between comedy and light drama, its various plotlines prove to be underdeveloped and scattered. Initially, I thought the film was going to be all about Danny, but then that character seems to disappear in the film's final half after we've already invested a good amount of time with his storyline. The switch is jarring and ultimately proves to be disappointing in a film that I was somewhat buying into initially. As mentioned, Pearce and Smulders are quite good, proving to have a chemistry with one another and other characters that keep the film interesting, but it's simply not enough to make the flick recommendable.
The RyMickey Rating: C-