(this review contains some mild spoilers but nothing regarding the plot)
I enjoyed this movie.
In the first scenes, I knew this movie was different. Editing, sequences, music choice, there was a lot of risky innovative stuff going on. I loved it, and it drew me in.
Later on in the movie, the editing and storytelling is a bit too vague. It's like listening to advanced jazz when you're not used to it: it kinda makes you wish you knew what was going on. Were the scenes what actually happened? Or daydreams? Or daydreams that kind of showed what sort of happened in a metaphor? This makes you second guess your own eyes as you're watching the movie, and makes the story hard to follow. Also, in my case, it led to some character confusion.
There was some epic stuff in here, my favorite scene by far being the 'bankers in the zoo' scene. But also some dating advice from a guy who actually threw his own divorce party and some other gems.
Dialogue seemed a bit.. Well, I guess it happens in almost every Rom-com: when the boy and the girl meet they have a witty conversation to a level where it doesn't seem like they are being true to themselves at all - two people who try really hard to be smart and funny. The couples in the movie always get away with it and fall in love, and here I am sitting on the couch, wishing that for once a movie would portray a boy and a girl that meet as actual people, that want to have a relaxed conversation and not a try-hard exchange of witticisms.
In the end, the plot is a bit boring, the characters and acting was great, the storytelling and editing is full of potential but ends up being a bit fuzzy and confusing, and I say: kudos to the writer/director of this movie for getting this far, but please do more audience testing and collaboration in bringing your works to fruition. That way they can reach their full potential, and an even bigger audience.
PS: Thumbs up for the casting of the best-friends couple and for the slow-mo facial expressions of the lead.
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