I'm torn about this film. Well-written comedy, but misfires due to neither actor being capable of delivery; Perry's acting felt like someone trying to do an impression of a Michael Cera character; and despite a full cast of mumblecore faces and a style to match, the magic and authenticity of human interactions I see in those films just wasn't in this one. Oddly, only the ending felt natural and real.
Anxiety and lust are such a wicked combination as evidenced by my favorite line in the film: "Don't look at my crotch and say molested." The Color Wheel is not about disappointment and forgiveness but rather insecurity, frustration and consequent lack of fulfillment. Shades of Linklater, early Araki and Michael Cera (in Perry's inflection).
This is a profoundly uncomfortable movie by someone with a deep understanding of storytelling and film making. The only flaw is that I think the movie sometimes goes for the easy joke, which didn't bother me in the early parts of the movie, but as it deepened into something other than a wacky (albeit great) black comedy, I found the tendency a little out of place.
The screenwriters/leads do it as well as Buck Henry once did: a FULLY WRITTEN script filled with joke construction that comes off so effortless it appears improvised, adding much richness to its humor, also taking an incisive look at the failures of a generation. The comparisons to 'The Graduate' are apt. My take: http://www.nothingfake.com/#!I-JUST-WATCHED-The-Color-Wheel-/c2011/9D43B373-25D1-41C4-9AE0-0046FF37AF4E
Tomando como punto de partida el conflicto básico de cualquier comedia independiente salida de Sundance, Alex Ross Perry destruye desde adentro cualquier tipo de expectativa proveniente de aquel tipo de pelicula y entrega una obra repleta de brillantes momentos de inadecuación fílmica. Aquí, la anormalidad es celebrada como un sinónimo de rebeldía frente a todo un mundo que se ha vuelto demasiado rígido y aburrido.
The grainy black-and-white 16mm film adds an aesthetic appeal to this dark road flick centering around a brother and sister. Alex Ross Perry directs an exceptional script, but be prepared for the shocking and rather disturbing scenes in the final parts of the film.
Fairly good story. A simple sketch, reminiscent of Franny and Zooey (without being derivative), but still somewhat contrived. The film touches on social strata with some coyness, but would have been stronger if the brother and sister weren't so hopeless.