Terrible Title. Some very sharp and sometimes sensitive moments. Patchy acting...perhaps due to inconsistent writing in terms of character...perhaps just patchy acting... Sometimes this just felt like a tour around grungy LA, which is a welcome change from the usual. Was torn between two and three stars... I got a bit bored to be honest
This is a very bad film. It's the kind of film that I do get why people would <3 it, don't get me wrong. But as soon as that first scene where they met happened, I just wished I'd never renewed my Mubi membership and had stayed blissfully unaware of the existence of this bloody film and watched The Exorcist III instead.
They got the opening right and then there are some moments within, and a certain mood I think they are going for which almost works.. I found it quite predictable and a sort of mish mash of various 1990s indie films. I did quite like the cinematography though and felt that was probably one of the more unique elements. Some of the acting should have been reshot/edited differently, but overall I still enjoyed it..
When I first watched this I would have given it 4 stars, but having re-watched it I think that Scoot McNairy's charm is why I enjoyed the film the first time round. This edges too often into the territory of the 'self-indulgent indie flick'. The supporting cast are a little bit under developed and the dialogue thinks it is better than it is. Could be worse but could be better.