When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.Written by
On the same night the movie premiered in New York City (March 16th 2018), Jessy and The Fancy Cats an oldies cover music group on the autism spectrum from New Jersey (who are fans of the movie and friends of Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon) paid tribute to the movie at their Motown/Soul Tribute Concert at Mt. Bethel Village in Warren, NJ. Founding members Jessy Leppert and Jodi Hadam (who were a real life couple at the time) parodied the scene where David and Sarah talk about going to the Brooklyn Bridge at the Jewish Community Center by singing "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by The Stylistics and after the performance, Jessy and The Fancy Cats (Jessy Leppert, Jodi Hadam, Danielle Strauss and Jess Kramer) won an award for outstanding performance. See more »
Other than the loose cinematography, clearly cut-in shots of people saying their lines outside the natural stream of the conversation, and two moments of why didn't they reshoot the scene, this is an interesting and funny rom-com that's a bit of a farcry from what I'm used to.
There were multiple moments in Keep the Change when the audience collectively laughed. There were a few moments when I felt the urge to cover my mouth and silently release my own laughter as to avoid drawing glares from the audience. Yep, it's got some dark jokes. Damn good ones at that.
I may have a problem with the cinematography, but the cameramen really focused on the right things at the right moment. It's the shots that really let me feel like the love interest had autism. Nevermind how she conversed. It was the way she touched. Y'all know what scene I'm talkin' about.
About the ending... it was a happy ending with such a degree of contextual sadness that I felt conflicted as the credits rolled.
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