Stars: Rachel Tullio, Bill Binder and Jon Jahrmarkt
|This film was a submission to one of the IFP Phoenix film challenges in 2013. Here's an index to my reviews of 2013 submissions.|
In fact, technically it's problematic across the board. The editor missed a 'Rolling!' and the lighting is often dark, albeit much better than the sound. And this is all unfortunate because it muddies a decent script, written by director Mack Duncan from a story he wrote with Bill Binder, who's the leading man. It plays as a meditation on how tough it is for a guy to figure out a girl, at a particularly crucial point in their relationship. Alex sets the scene at the outset by sneaking out of David's place while he's asleep, but he notices and thus we get a story. The neatly ambiguous ending leaves us wondering if they'd be better off had he not woken up or whether everything's about to change. I'd lean towards the former. They have a great time together, but Alex is about to leave for New York and David isn't. Rachel Tullio does a great job as Alex and Binder is pretty good as David too, but it's how they're woven together that shines brightest. If Duncan can clean this up in post, we may even get to see it shining.