Jamie arrives in New York City looking for a friend, who isn’t answering her cell phone. Missing her stop on the subway, she asks Charlie for directions. Charlie invites Jamie back to his apartment, which kick starts a 24 hour period of hanging out and getting to know each other.
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An ethereal and boy-meets-girl romance--with a more subtle treatment of "romance." Think of a more realistic and restrained version of *Before Sunrise*. The word sublime comes to mind. Thanks to the those that recommend Aaron Katz!
Low key but pretty darn charming 'mumblecore' picture from director Aaron Katz, since recognized for 'Land Ho'. Star Erin Fisher is thoroughly engaging here but unfortunately not seen since. Cinematography by Andrew Reed captures Brooklyn in a novel and often vibrant way. With a more engaging male lead this could have been an indie hit.
Raises few questions surrounding social interactions and intimacy. I liked the way everything from the music to the dialogues was subtle, believable and minimalistic. The characters at times struggle, other times succeed in relating to one another. Nihilistic in some parts, hopeful in others, the movie had an anxious feel to it. Behind a quiet facade, the characters struggle to voice themselves.
I am glad that I watched this for the captivating ambiance, nice film work and what it has to say about intimacy. The problem is that it never gets beyond the tape-loop of upper-class whiteness. There is no diversity in this film. No people of color, no deviant sexuality, no radical impulse. This is an antiseptic New York/Brooklyn pipeline and Aaron Katz seems quite content to keep within these elitist confines.