Meet Myles and Brody, best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for Mr. Right. Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for Mr. Right Now. These two friends make a ... See full summary »
Michael Adam Hamilton,
Brendan Ehrlick, star of TV's popular cop series "Hard Justice," would like to come out of the closet to his parents. His first step? Come out to his best friend Cory in Florida and solicit his help. Cory already knows he's gay but comes to L.A. anyway, where his actions, rather than help Brendan, put him in awkward, possibly career-threatening situations. As corporate managers advise Brendan to remain uninformative in dealing with paparazzi, Cory ventures off into a one-night-stand with Emily, a lesbian on the rebound from a toxic relationship. He falls for her, but being with him confuses her life-long lesbian identity. Her struggles with this prompt Cory towards suddenly becoming a better friend to Brendan, leading to an immediate abduction followed by a violent, sword-wielding confrontation at the "Hard Justice" cast party.Written by
Ohh, God, it's so boring back home, man. Yeah, you don't even know, man. Like I don't do anything anymore. Like nothing. I packed my bags to move out of my place, like, two years ago, and-and-and I never moved. I never unpacked my bags, man. I've just been... I'm just living out of bags.
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Fun enough movie, most enjoyable for the Ls, Gs and Bs.
Max Landis' work as a screenwriter, YouTuber and pop culture figure/personality has been very divisive. He often finds himself under scrutiny as "obnoxious" or "intolerable". I never really got these. Maybe I'm both of those things, but someone having a different opinion than you and maybe a flamboyant way of putting that across should never be dismissed.
Maybe I was predisposed to enjoy the heck out of this film. It deals well with a man discovering he's gay, a woman discovering she's bisexual, and a guy admitting he's depressed and unsatisfied. "Him", "Her", and "Me" - the "me" being a stand-in for Landis himself, presumably. The humour, the subject matter and the way it's dealt with, all come together well. The way it's shot comes across cheap, but with cinematic-enough lighting that you can look past that pretty quickly. I don't see what makes it "bad". It's just not going to have much of a lasting impact on me or the world. It's a good enough first feature. Didn't have to be a Whiplash or 10 Cloverfield Lane- type directorial debut. Too harshly judged.
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