Amasia Entertainment, 3311 Productions, Circle of Confusion,

Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, RZA

Martha McKay (Anna Hendrick) just caught her boyfriend cheating and is extremely depressed when she meets a guy named Francis who seems to be Mr. Right (Sam Rockwell). Mr. Right though has a secret. He’s a top notch hitman who has turned against those that hired him and now they are all rather upset with him and trying to kill him. Because Martha is now in the picture, the two of them have to try to survive as this relationship takes a very strange turn.

This is a very weird and quirky movie that is really so absurd that is it quite funny. Sam Rockwell plays the deadpan character who just shakes of his own actions with a shrug while the world is crumbling around him. Anna Kendrick’s character likewise is very complex. She goes through a range of emotions all across the spectrum. Yes, this is an absurd comedy, but like many others that came before, this one kept me very interested. This one is way off the beaten path, and I was really surprised at the quality of the performances in this little movie. I had never heard of it before, but found it quite enjoyable in a quirky way. It’s a strange story, but the irony of the situation is played out very well. This is a good little movie.

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Amasia Entertainment, Troika Pictures, Coup d’Etat Films,

Dev Patel, Robert Patrick, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Sheehan, Zoƫ Kravitz

Vincent (Robert Sheehan) is a young man with Tourette’s syndrome who was close to his mother, who has passed away. His father, Robert (Robert Patrick) is running for office, so to avoid embarrassment, he packs Vincent off to a clinic run by unconventional Dr. Mia Rose (Kyra Sedgwick). But when Vincent meets and falls for a anorexic patient Marie (Zoe Kravitz) he kidnaps his room mate, Alex (Dev Patel) who has a germ phobia and major OCD, steals the Doctor’s car and heads out on a road trip to the ocean to scatter his Mom’s ashes. What follows is a rather hilarious dysfunctional road trip.

This was a surprising little film which features some great acting by three primary characters all of which have devastating disabilities, but who want to function normally. The director shows us these problems by developing the situations around that which makes them the most uncomfortable. There is a lot of humor here, but I feel they really showcased the talent of the actors and really developed in us an affinity to the characters that is remarkable. It was as if I could feel what it was like to have these problems along with the characters. The humor was refreshing, but there is also a lot of heart here as well. It is a touching film. In addition to the major three characters, the interaction between Dr. Rose and Vincent’s father is quite interesting as well, and even more substantial is the father-son relationship between Vincent and his father. All in all, this is an interesting film with a lot of interesting side stories, but with superior character development. I really enjoyed this.

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