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ijustgetbored's rating of the film Blue in the Face

This film works (in a way Smoke does not) by not attempting to force a narrative arc onto a meandering story. The points when "plot" comes up are the weakest: selling the store, Jackie Robinson. The improv and episodic nature run the risk of giving the viewer whiplash, but being jolted around is preferable to a tired narrative bemoaning gentrification (and the problems of Auggie, a tiresome Suffering Man trope).