Blink chronicles one night at a local bar, delving into the psyche of being in your mid-20s, lost in the confusion of your quarter-life crisis and wondering when all of life's not so little promises are going to come true. With a gritty visual style mixed with a pulsating indie rock soundtrack including The Walkmen, French Kicks, Of Montreal, Say Hi, Grandaddy, American Analog Set, The Octopus Project and many others, "Blink" takes a bittersweet look at the harsh realities of the real world as we all wake up to realize that sometimes last call happens sooner than we thought it would.
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Blink is American Graffiti with nostalgia replaced by reality (and an updated sound track). Like AG, the majority of the action takes place all in one night. The question is what each character will choose as their guiding light. Visually, the atmosphere is set with some impressive low light camera work. To make the nightlife come alive and actually be luminescent as was done in this film is quite a feat in itself. The convention of separate story lines works to add to the overall feeling of alienation and isolation, but more character interaction would have created more momentum. Still it is believable in the context of a small college-town community where paths cross but don't coalesce. When the bartender cries "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here" the moment of truth, desperation, or victory is palpable. This is not a feel-good movie and it's hard to present the big questions when you are telling a story about 20-somethings who don't grasp it themselves; but Blink does have genuine moments of insight that scratch holes in the paint on the bar room window. When the working class bar owner gives the facts of life, work and art to Toni it is an authentic moment that nonchalantly transcends the actors and the script.