Light Years | Aff Review - Austin Film Festival 2013

Breakup films are a dime a dozen these days, but what amazes me is how many of these films begin with the breakup then bounce back and forth between the past and present from that point. Even though Maggie Kiley's Light Years follows a similar Adhd narrative trajectory, this toned down tale of two angelic bodies who meet cute in Astronomy 101 injects a much needed boost of realism to the breakup film genre. Light Years begins as a recent college graduate (Chris Lowell) regains consciousness with a brutal hangover in the hallway of the apartment in which he lived with Charlotte (Rose McIver) up until the day before. Equally embarrassed and devastated, he has nowhere to go and presumably no means to support himself; but the new residents of the apartment -- Lita (Jessica Szohr) and Ray (Alex Kaluzhsky) -- are nice enough to allow him to continue to
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