Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »
Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.
An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
The healthy living philosophies of an ultra-positive gym owner, Trevor, played by Guy Pearce, is tested against his employee Kat's more pragmatic approach, played by Cobie Smulders. It doesn't help that the two have slept together and he harbours lingering feelings for her. Her unresolved anger threatens to ruin the gym's relationship with a wealthy new client, Danny, played by Kevin Corrigan. Matters are further jeopardized when Trevor, trying to smooth the situation, gives way to his own emotions instead. In spite of their best efforts, neither is able to truly move on. The business risk Trevor is in too deep to back away from and the uncertainty of something more with Kat threatens to profoundly impact both their lives.Written by
Elizabeth Berridge who plays Christine and is Danny's ex-wife, is married to Kevin Corrigan (Danny) in real life. See more »
When Kat is talking with Laura after chasing her down at the 6 minute mark, Kat removes her earphones from her ears. In the next shot of Kat the earphones are back in. Then they are back out again and stay out. See more »
I had high hopes for this film after seeing it on A.O. Scott's "Best of 2015" list. I was not disappointed. "Results" is laugh-out-loud funny and enthralling from beginning to end. There are a few qualities of the film that I particular care for.
Its characters, and the relationships between them, are rich in texture and charm, thanks largely to three stellar performances by Smulders, Pearce, and Corrigan. Their chemistry is electrifying and the dialogue feels incredibly organic.
Even though tension builds throughout the film, the tone remains light. Bujalski never forces a thesis down the viewer's throat, but continuously provokes reflection on questions that are clearly on his mind (e.g. how exactly do preoccupations with our physical selves relate to happiness?)
The humor is understated, but never deadpan or droll. Corrigan, as one might predict, is responsible for most of the laughs, but he leverages body language and facial expression unlike he's done so before.
I would file "Results" next to some of Joe Swanberg's films (e.g. Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas). Without a doubt, it is among the best movies of 2015.
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