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I just saw this film here in NYC...where to begin. I don't see why it garnered so much praise from film festivals. The pace was extremely sluggish, the were no real plot points to speak of, and the dialogue was not that good.
There were some cute moments, but they are not enough to prop this film up or make a story. The characters have no backstory (or very little), and we have no reason to care about them. Some of the ideas of the script could have been used to fashion a story about something, a detective story perhaps, but as it is, no dice. I'd pass on this one. The minutes dragged like hours, I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never did. Oh, and it was full of "moody moments" (I hate those), where the camera focuses on the character, who supposedly is experiencing something internally (we don't know what), and mood music...it was depressing! The story didn't even make it off the runway.
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