Ed is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not taking off in the way he hoped it would; in fact, he’s starting to acknowledge he might not be a very good comedian…
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I'm wondering whether there's kind of a grade-inflation behind my 3 stars. It's better than your average LGBT film (and better acted), but it's also slightly directionless, and to the extent that it takes a specific path, it's a fairly well-trodden one. Two scenes stand out, though. The closing dialogue in a cab, and a multi-character scene on a bus. There, the interaction actually triggers something.
That's true, scenes are really naturalistic. However, in the middle of the film it becomes frustrating to watch a frustrated guy who doesn't change in the course of the film. And the brilliant acting doesn't help here.