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Max Landis clearly had an idea that is presented well at some moments but completely missed at others. While it's far from bad, it's also just as far from good. The performances are spot on, Haley Osment feels like Michael Cera in 'This Is The End'. The general plot does give a borderline 'Chasing Amy' feel, but Max does manage to bring a much more surreal and intimate take on it. As I said, this works well in some scenes more than others. Not a perfect film, but exactly what I was expecting from such a creative and surreal writer. The indie atmosphere is certainly an acquired taste, but if you have a certain appreciation for the film industry, then you won't feel like you're wasting time watching this film.
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