An unsentimental, slow paced picture of life's boundless capacity for mess. When love is explored as unachievable but nevertheless worthwhile, a romantic film cuts so much closer to the feelings experienced in time existing off screen. And Kevin Corrigan is a fucking gem.
Die Definition für Mumblecore lautet "Filme, die keinen Spass machen". Andrew Bujalski ist so etwas wie der Godfather of Mumblecore, doch diesmal hat er mit prominenten Schauspielern seine Version einer romantischen Komödie gemacht. Eine Romantic Comedy, die gegen das Genre arbeitet... mehr auf cinegeek.de
An endearing portrait of three lonely individuals trying to find ways of filling the voids in their lives, be it through desperate companionship or a nearly religious devotion to physical fitness. Funny, low-key and surprisingly interesting when it comes to its views on money and the negotiation of personal intimacy. Still, its aesthetic, characteristic of most american indies nowadays, is immensely tedious.
A pleasant and endearing low-key romantic comedy. The trio of protagonists gave the film an interesting and less formulaic pace, as its central perspective morphs from scene to scene. The three performances are all lived-in and attuned to their characters' flaws, but Pearce's felt the most specific and empathetic. And whatever Giovanni Ribisi is doing, I hate it.
I would like to give it four stars for how good it makes you feel but the plot and character personalities are a little to contrived at times. There is a scene between the ex-married couple that had some emotionally tension rooted in heavy realism, it was the gem of the movie, really made me feel like shit- in a good way.
While the actors give this film some much-needed energy, there's just so much lacking Bujalski's directing and writing. The film just feel aimless to me, with little consistency in tone, plot, action, or character. It just rolls along with no real story, and no reason to invest in what's happening to these people.
I haven't seen any film capture a truer slice of the current Austin zeitgeist than Andrew Bujalski's "Results." It's a love triangle between a new age self-improvement guru, a fitness obsessive and a tasteles new money millionaire. And somehow I ended up rooting for all these characters by the end. Mind blown. Maybe my favorite Bujalski flick.
In some ways Results plays out the mundanity of everyday life and tribulation in the same way as 2 Days 1 Night. The plight of our characters is just as desperate as Sandra's however here, putting in the time gives you the 'results' as opposed to her race against time. Results is utterly charming with fantastic acting choices cementing the notion comically & smartly that personal plight is a lonely road travelled. B+
Congratulations Mr. Bujalski, you have made the whitest, most heteronormative movie that will ever have existed featuring offscreen bi-racial lesbian sex and a bi-sexual African American gigolo. That's something. Results is primarily distinctive for being so indistinct. Admittedly some commendable grace notes in the screenplay.
It's really 31/2 stars but there is something very endearing about a film that remains resolutely minor key whilst illustrating through some droll set pieces just how misguided an emphasis on self improvement can be as a means of dealing with loneliness and frustration. Self reflection and appreciation - now that's a different story.