Macon Blair sure loves realism and the woods and stuff. Pretty good. If Eric Bana was in it I would have liked it more, but only because I'm a big Eric Bana fan. Him or Jennifer Connelly. Either way. I mean I know that has nothing to do with this movie but just felt I'd mention it. Y'all want to go get a grilled cheese or something. I'm bored.
It's hard not to compare it to Blair's constant collaborator Jeremy Saulnier's ouvre, and from their debut films, both pulpy dark comedies, Macon has the best one by miles. IDFAHITWA is the kind of low stakes crime comedy that america churns out by the dozens each month, but with its little twists and turns, Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood and some awesome gory scenes, I'm glad to say this one's goddamn worth it.
Buona critica alla società, un po' forzata, ma ironica. Lo sviluppo narrativo è molto classico e senza grandi sorprese, con un inizio convincente e una seconda parte carina, ma con un lieve calo qualitativo.I due protagonisti sono ben amalgamati, mentre la critica alla società è un po' banalotta.La fotografia riesce a ben catturare le atmosfere dei quartieri presentati. Regia buona, ma che stenta nel far appassionare
Kudos for Netflix on keeping some of the indies alive (whilst killing cinema as a whole in the process), but I don't know, man. Why was this one made? It is a bunch of sleep inducing cuteness, which reels into a swamp of gore in the end. That's what crime movies do nowadays.
My undying love for Melanie Lynskey aside, black comedies so rarely work – mostly because they require the deftest of hands, and that's an almost impossible feat for a director's debut feature. That said, it's not entirely a mess. The setup handled really well, and Blair gets great performances out of his actors, even if they all feel like they're from different movies.
The films of Blair and his frequent collaborator, Jeremy Saulnier, take place in an America that the films don't normally concern themselves with and this one has that same thematic freshness. The lurches in tone are a risk but for the most part they come off. Strangely, for a comedy, it manages to be unsettling in just the right amount. Lynskey is also very good in a very sympathetic sad-sack role.