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The film has its moments but will be forgotten pretty quickly
on December 5, 2012
Who says an indi-film can't be a run of the mill soap opera? That's pretty much what we get here in this brief (85 minutes) look at sexual desires, infidelity and questionable morality. The best thing director/writer Ry Russo-Young ("You Won't Miss Me") has going for her is the cast.
John Krasinski stars as Peter, a Hollywood sound technician who is married to Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), a therapist. Julie has a teenage daughter (India Ennenga) who has a crush on her step-dad's assistant (Justin Kirk). A twenty- something documentarian named Martine (Olivia Thirlby) shows up to get some help with special effects and sound for her film about bugs.
Martine is a friend of a friend and once Peter first meets Martine, everybody's hormones kick into high gear. Like all good soaps we've got the hunky ex-hubby (Dylan McDermott) coming around for dinner. We've got Julie accepting flirtatious advances from a patient. The daughter has her eyes on the assistant and the assistant is goo-goo for Martine and Martine for Peter. Whew!
While there is at least one scene of a sexual nature, nothing is overly graphic and little skin is ever shown. The script is OK and while I was buying all the coy looks for a while it just started to get a bit silly. While the film has its moments, it will likely be forgotten pretty quickly.