NALA Films, Polymorphic Pictures,

Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader, Jake M. Johnson, Brooke Bloom, Harper Dill

Two friends, Marshall (Reece Thompson) and Sam (Michael Angarano) are off on a weekend outing to a town by the seashore. Marshall thinks it’s to renew their friendship and enjoy some brotherhood time catching up on their friendship, but Sam has an ulterior motive. Sam is out to crash the wedding of his ex, Zoe (Uma Thurman) who he’s still in love with and who is about to marry a boorish documentary filmmaker.

This is one of those “off the beaten path” films that come along once in a while. It’s an independent film, and not very high budget. It has a lot of dialog and not a whole lot of action. But as is common with a lot of this type of indie film, it has great character development and a decent story. As usual, Uma Thurman does a pretty good job. Marshall feels a lot of betrayal of being sucked into coming along an a brotherhood weekend only to find that he’s being used by Sam to get his lost girl back. The range of emotions he goes through is similar to any situation where you thought someone was doing something nice with you, only to find out you’re being used. Russell is either a saint or a whining crybaby, and it’s hard to figure out which way he’s going.

It’s a quirky romantic comedy/drama that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as an indie rom/com, this one isn’t half bad and has a lot of redeeming qualities. It’s often found on cable, or is available for streaming from most systems, including NetFlix Watch Instantly. It’s worth catching if you’re a fan of the genre.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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