Thursday, June 20, 2013


Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt

"A Comedy about doing the Right Thing
with the Wrong Person"

There are only 3 characters in this Indie (independent film) tale about relationships and all its complexities. Iris (Emily Blunt) offers her best friend Tom (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family's cabin in the mountains.  He needs to mourn his brother's death.  

While there, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) who is Iris's half sister shows up.  She just ended a 7 year relationship and needs some alone time to mend her broken heart.  Soon enough, Iris also joins them for the weekend.   It doesn't turn into a menage a trois (threesome) ... it isn't that kind of movie, mind you.

With no TV nor Internet connection to keep themselves occupied, they go on long walks and commune with nature.  The vast outdoors reflective of serene surroundings with a wide lake and densely forested trees is a good setting to turn inward and ponder about one's existence.   

Intimate conversations with siblings and friends is a pivotal point as secrets and hidden dreams are revealed. It is mostly dialogue driven until a simple twist is thrown in to complicate matters.

The underacting of the cast uplifts an otherwise mediocre film with great cinematographic scenes of the rustic setting.  Although the blurb states 'a comedy' I didn't find anything funny in it nor about it.  In fact, it was quite thought provoking especially the inconclusive ending of the film.

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