Director: Bob Byington
Starring: Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by. (Courtesy of IMDb)
C - 7/10 - I really did like how they put this film together. It is an indie film, so it’s not exactly IMAX quality, but it wasn’t shot with your grandma’s super 8 either. (Not that I have anything against 8mm shooting. I FUCKING LOVE VINTAGE CAMERA FILMS.) The angles and scenes kept my attention, and there is a bit of whimsy that I can’t quite put my finger on that I absolutely adore about this kitchy film.
P - 7/10 - I felt that the overall flow of this film was a little slow, but it did have the merits that it covers nearly a half century of a man’s life. That’s a lot to pack into 76 minutes. It has a great circular story line that I love and that leaves little nuggets for you to elaborate on and entice you to think of what may have happened to these characters after the story has ‘ended’. All the performances were spectacular as per expected, although I felt Poulson failed to capture the mediocrity of his character and it felt a little flat. It could have been intentional to display the almost subdued and empathetic character. Solid all the way around.
O - 7/10 - We all know I LOVE Nick Offerman and everything about him, and that I think everything he touches is gold, so I did rate this film fairly high. I did thoroughly enjoy it, and have watched it several times. It’s something I could easily come back to time and time again and enjoy the same every time. It’s a very intriguing display of a messy life and even messier friendships, and the fact that it covers such a grand span of time was rather impressive to me. It is a bit slow paced, so I wouldn’t recommend it to my action lovers, but it is indeed enjoyable.
A very commendable 7/10 for this flick. Watch it in your jammies with a cup of tea and your BFF on a rainy day.