Blue Jay (2016)
Starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson
Directed by Alex Lehmann
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
For the film's first half, the connection between Duplass and Paulson is engaging and palpable and I found myself enjoying this obviously low-budget film. The black-and-white cinematography makes the viewer focus on the story...which works for the first half. However, the flick begins to drag and the improvisational dialog aspect of the film begins to rear its ugly head. The short 80-minute runtime starts to feel much longer than it should. Fortunately, Paulson and Duplass continue to create a believable relationship and their characters' chemistry carries the film even through its roughest times. Blue Jay showed much promise at the outset, but in the end, it's a bit too short on plot to really make an impact.
The RyMickey Rating: C+