I initially mistook this for an extended first episode of a Netflix show and was for some time far more indulgent of it (are we too indulgent of contemporary TV, I wonder?) It's got occasional charm but this is by-the-numbers quirkiness that bears the increasing hallmark of Netflix fare: featuring a hazily defined urban milieu in which its ideal audience is supposed to see itself.
the protagonist is an unapologetic-brutally honest character and i am SO here for it! every scene of this film, i could somehow relate to it from feeling like an outsider in family gatherings to always being self reflective. yeah, i really liked this film. the producers should invest in making this a mini-series.
A convincing piece in the understandably saturated comedy-drama realm. The thrash-core soundtrack for the baby shower scene is priceless. One of the best independent movies in a while - idiosyncratic, sardonic, whimsical and Jessica Williams is an authentic post-modern voice. 3.5