Apparently I'm not the only one who saw the similarity between the massage scene in this movie and and the one in Living Out Loud. Not that I'm complaining. I was actually impressed with how well Jared Allman channeled Holly Hunter here, expressing vulnerability while losing none of his raw masculinity. Let's call it an "homage", not the only one in the movie, and quite well done.
Overall this is a very entertaining movie. It satirizes Hollywood, but respects it as well. On the surface it can appear disjointed with its storytelling, but not much more disjointed than real life can be sometimes. Riddlehoover continues an impressive run of fun yet thoughtful films, and comparing him to W.A. seems less of a stretch as time goes on.
Yes, it's a short film, but a sweet one, with great familiar characters and fun new ones. Be sure not to miss Thashana McQuiston's expression in the mid-credits scene.
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