Smith’s everyday life in his college dorms–hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor–all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.
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A big (but genially deadpan and slyly candied, i.e. commercial) F U to the Holy Trinity of classical narrative filmmaking (narrative structure (plot), character development and thematic significance) and a wayward ode to all things counter, original, queer, strange!
It was exceptionally erratic on the first viewing, but on the second it’s wonderfully hedonistic sci-fi sex comedy which is intentionally unserious about anything in itself, managing to be deeply charming and sincere – with a sexual openness I wish existed in more films – all the while being amusing in how deadpan it is when the sci-fi and fantastical aspects appear unexpectedly.