After a three-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man returns to his stagnant neighborhood to win back his girlfriend only to find that she and his family have done what they always wanted to do — forget he exists.
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Great seeing Royo in a lead role. But it's George Sample III who steals the show. There's wells of feeling in his ability to do so much with so little, which might be the mantra of the whole movie. Far too many films try showing the structural violence done to black bodies by making that violence literal. This movie avoids that mistake. Ain't up to the heights of Killer of Sheep, but it's deserving of the comparison.
People need to watch this. Andre Royo is a revelation and Joshua Locy needs to be working more. This shoestring budgeted dramedy hits all the right notes and you can't help but be drawn to it. It is weird that the film has a sweet flow and Ashley feels like a quirky optmisitc guy when he is in fact a delisusional creep of the highest order, but it only adds to a memorably odd but realistic experience.
this fantastic film caught me by surprise! The main character and his buddy complete each other on so many levels in the plot. Together they form an idiosyncratic modern sisyphus, hauling fridges up and hopefully out of their mountain of misfortunes.