Sun Don’t Shine is a subtly cryptic story driven by the powerful performances of its lead actors and its eerily poetic setting. The film follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future. –SXSW
The ambiguous structure and indie inflection of this little neo-noir cannot mask the utter banality of its story or the blandness of its characters. Seimetz's reference point is clearly Malick's Badlands, but Sun Don't Shine doesn't have the physical beauty, emotional pull, understated malevolence, or clear-sighted vision of that masterpiece. This one is immediately forgettable.