2 items from 2015
Since when did it become cute to be suicidal? The latest in a long line of “Harold and Maude”-lin coming-of-agers to feature a misfit adorably determined to call it quits, “Coconut Hero” looks and sounds just like a dozen other emo teen-targeted dramedies, right down to its self-pitying protagonist (newcomer Alex Ozerov), a more-desirable-than-he-realizes “Perks of Being a Wallflower”-esque outcast who’s spared the inconvenience of offing himself when doctors discover a walnut-sized tumor in his brain. The fewer movies (of any sort) you’ve seen, the more likely you are to fall for such shtick, making this weepie ideal for young sensitive types. But even jaded auds have to admit the whole project starts to look impressive the instant one recognizes this ersatz Sundance-style indie was shot in Canada and written and directed by a pair of Germans.
So how did Tel Aviv-born Florian Cossen come to make an English-language, »
- Peter Debruge
From the "Italian Contemporary Film Festival", screening June 11 to June 19, 2015, Sneak Peek footage from director Sergio Navarretta's new romantic comedy "The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship", starring Krista Bridges, Enrico Colantoni, David Cubitt, Brooke Palsson and Tony Nappo:
"...'Cat' has a mediocre job, a mundane social life and her relationship with 'Freddy' has been, well…uninspired. Enter 'Richard', Freddy’s boss. Charming, gregarious, astute, and shockingly self-confident, he promises to be everything Freddy is not.
"Cat and Richard’s brief encounter evolves into an affair. Overwhelmed by her own guilt, however, she breaks it off to make a final, sincere attempt to reignite the flame with Freddy with a romantic trip to wine country.
"Nothing, however, can prepare Cat for what happens when she finds out Richard – accompanied by his perky, perfect young girlfriend, 'Amy' – is joining them..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship »
- Michael Stevens
2 items from 2015
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