When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
The two main characters, Jim and Amanda (Mark and Sarah) were high school sweethearts, but as time has passed they moved on with their lives and they have now become adults who have had their own different experiences along the way and now that they have reunited, we find they still have that chemistry between them. This was great casting, these two actors work really well together, normally I throw 9's and 10's all over the place These characters are so natural, so done with this earth in the sense that they live in our world, they are believable and now need an escape even if it is just for a single day. This movie focuses on just them, these two people for the entire film and I cannot thank Mark Duplass for this (he is the screenwriter) because I have not seen a film where the two main characters are the only characters, I didn't get sick of them, I did not find them boring, ever, they were very fleshed out and they felt like genuine, real people who were put in this situation and ... Written by
There was no script. The actors were given a summary of the movie and their characters and the rest was improvization. See more »
I was thinking about... our first time... in the back of this truck at the lake.
All 38 seconds of it.
Oh, shut up! I was excited. I was 16, okay. I've developed some serious skills since then. I'll have you now.
In fact, I've been servicing the entire Tucson, Arizona area with...
What are you, a plumber?
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Childhood sweethearts meet in a grocery store... the rest is history.
Sometimes we have the pleasure to watching a film that is simple and complicated and honest. This movie is fantastical in that it allows the viewer to experience wish fulfillment in a way that the "adulting" generation lacks. It is romantic and kind. Mark Duplass writes a simple and powerful script that allows Sarah Paulson to shine. Their chemistry is contagious and mimics the innocence of love in youth and life in adulthood. Filmed in shades of grey, it is an artistic homage to what life was like before it unfolded into adulthood. If anyone has strolled down memory lane and recognized where life experience has created the person they've become... then this film is for you. (All of the perfect 90's references don't hurt either.)
Simple and beautiful, it is worth the watch. 7 days of filming - without colour - puts the blockbuster generation to shame.
So much yes.
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