Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry.
Starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Rabe, Craig Butta, Keith Poulson, and Analeigh Tipton.
An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.
Subtlety is a gift often take for granted in cinema, but leaning too far into that territory can also be a death knell for a film, resulting in boredom as insufferable as the miserable characters populating the experience. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Phillip, Queen of Earth), Golden Exits is the filmmaker’s first misfire; the relationship drama isn’t necessarily different from his previous works as it still explores jealousy, judgmental projections, paranoia, and bitter personalities, but this time around there’s nothing connecting the audience in an emotional manner.