For JR (comedian Carlen Altman) and her brother Colin (director Alex Ross Perry), a road trip boils over with complex sibling rivalry in this self-described “objectionable comedy about disappointment and forgiveness.”
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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.
There are moments where its "mumblecore" roots become too prevalent for my taste, but ARP's ultra-grainy vision of a drab world inhabited by deviants, losers and jerks makes the film shine among its contemporaries. In the constantly expanding ocean of American indies that deal with talkative, off-track 20-somethings, this is one of the only titles I'd recommend. I'm interested in seeing what Perry takes on next.
Above all, self-effacing. It does not pretend to be anything bigger or better than it is, and maybe that is what should be most admired about this quirky and enjoyable fair. The 16mm is a wonderful choice.
This could have been made from the earlier 90s along side of Slacker and Clerks! Beautiful grainy 16mm cinematography with wonderful dialogue! Its basically people bitching at each other but is done with such wit and harsh comedy that you might be utterly charmed by the end with me! Its a very surprising movie and a new favorite of mine.
An exciting blend of indie technique with classical forms. Trades the shallow-focus framing that has become a byword for bourgeois insularity for deep focus at the perfect distance to blend comedy and drama. Realism becomes lyricism as Ross Perry takes every parent's maxim to bickering siblings, "You'll be there for each other when no one else will" to absurdist highs (or lows, depending on perspective). Genius.
Disaffected hipster siblings, one an aspiring writer and the other an aspiring actress, who haven't gotten along for most of their lives, set off on a roadtrip and discover that they really can't connect to anyone like they connect to each other. Smartly written, even if the self-conscious awkward cool factor becomes a bit overwhelming at times. Gorgeously grainy 16 mm black and white cinematography.