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First-time Writer/director Simonds has attempted a hip "That Championship Season" script, bringing together several school chums for a reunion.
They talk, booze, and have affairs during a long weekend. While some of the conversation is witty, biting and poignant, other talk is laid-back, pedestrian and staid.
Writer Simonds is certainly talented, especially in crafting honest, intimate confessionals; he displays less ability, though, in offering more poetic revelations of the human condition.
However, there's nothing wrong with the youthful cast that Ellen Parks has selected. These are highly gifted professionals, rendering sharply etched characterizations.
The only member I recognized was Tina Holmes, from her moving debut in "Edge of Seventeen." This busy, hard-working actress has the most challenging assignment here, which she manages to execute with great conviction.
All the cast is uniformly excellent in this interesting, tight ensemble piece.
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