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The acting is stronger than the script; the script is stronger than the direction.
I particularly want to applaud Gabriel Diani for not overplaying too much except for one or two scenes where overplaying is, frankly, called for.
Diani also wrote the movie, and working from his script, Etta Devine creates a character who in a bigger budget movie would be a manic pixie dream girl, with whom sex or even the mere *promise* of same would heal and encourage the lead at his lowest point.
Ginger Sparks--it's a movie name, but one I'm willing to let go because she seems like the kind of woman who would change her real name to that- -has a bit more substance.
She's not fully formed yet; we don't get enough hints as to who she is or what her interests are when not serving the plot. But I'd like to see her character return...preferably in a better structured script; in a film directed by someone who better knows how to film a joke.
Credit where it is due: It's a pet peeve of mine when films try to replace dialogue with references to other films. As if characters sitting around paraphrasing movies were inherently funny. This movie contains almost nothing of that, though an early invoking of Ferris Bueller made me tense for a few seconds. Later, when a line comes that does play off a classic movie quote, it caught me *completely* off-guard and made me snort with laughter. Well played.
Unfortunately, it's the funniest part of the script, which otherwise fails to find a satisfactory balance between scares and humor; never quite delivering everything it promises.
A misfire by clearly talented people, whose names I intend remembering (luckily, they're pretty memorable).
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