The film has that Hal Hartley stagey quality which is an interesting way to focus on the minutiae of conversation. It does have its charms in a extremely self conscious way. If you can get past the acting class style it does accumulate dramatic effect within the extreme stylization. The film gets under your skin for better or worse. It is analogous in theater to the plays of Richard Maxwell.
(half a star... this movie doesn't even deserve that). This is - BY FAR - the very WORST MOVIE I have seen on this website. Even the most questionable of the experimental offerings here on MUBI have been better than this movie that fails on every level. Atrocious acting (comes from awful casting), terrible direction, and some of the worst writing I've ever had to endure. This movie is so bad that it makes me angry.
The film is eclectic, unique, and absolutely charming. The film jumps from scene to scene with little concern for the connecting tissue. It trusts the audience will piece together the narrative as it unfolds for you. There are several scenes that capture the imagination well and up plays the quirks factor here. The biggest pit fall for the film is pairing conflict with this sheen, it does not balance this very well.
Absolutely phenomenal. Lipsky is one of the most fascinating and overlooked contemporary directors working in the US. Unsurprisingly, most American film critics, who want everything to be tidily and neatly explained in a didactic, unambiguous - even pedantic way - loathed Molly's Theory of Relativity. As the dictum goes: pearls to the swine.