i'm a sucker for its moral, portrayed in such an obscure symbolic way. also, Elisabeth moss is making her way into my favorites list- her acting is fab in Queen of Earth and in mini-series Top of the Lake as well.
I love when I watch a movie and am completely blindsided when it side steps my expectations and sucker punches me with how good it is. Admittedly I knew next to nothing of its clever dark comedic elements and thought I was getting some quirky indie drama. Instead I got a Twilight Zone two-parter written by Rod Serling and Charlie Kaufman. The drama left a bruise at the end but I was definitely impressed.
Feels like a 20 minute festival gem or a really solid stage play that has accidentally become a feature - there's very little cinematic about it. Still, a neat concept, good script, with some nice acting, plus it slots nicely into the 'don't read about it before you see it' canon of filmmaking.
A unique take on the tired romantic comedy. The twist is refreshing and compelling. Don't let the kinda boring first act let you down, since the second act will bring some genuine laughs. And wait until the psychological laden third act came. But trust me, it won't betray the overall tone of the film.