Feels "lesser" than Friends With Money but there's enough dynamic/idiosyncratic energy flowing through this to make it work for me. I'd be interested in reading a critique of the racial aspects of the plot. It struck me as iffy at times? But ultimately had enough heart? The fucking a teenager plot was similarly fraught but more deftly handled? The "Hollywood" stuff was a nice mix of demoralizing and fun, LMAO.
Phenomenal character-driven storytelling. Though the film is largely plotless, Nicole Holofcener has a gift for dialogue that is at once brutally honest and incredibly deceptive - her characters seem to obsessively use the truth to lie. Still, excellent performances ground this sharp, nuanced indie drama.