To me the film was like a cross between a Wes Anderson film and The Office. It has the odd, quirky indie charm of an
picture but the awkward humour and filming style of The Office. Unfortunately it was neither as good as any Wes
Anderson film I’ve seen nor The Office.
At times it was quite funny but these moments were usually fleeting and there
weren’t many of them. The story was reasonably interesting and the film had a
sweet ending but it just didn’t mesh together. The whole ‘the Universe will
show me the way’ nonsense was really annoying and although the ending was very
sweet, it was obvious and annoyed me. Anderson
The film is reminiscent of the Duplass brother’s last film Cyrus, which I really liked. You get the feeling that both films inhabit the same world. That film was quirky, funny and sad and these are all things which this film sets out to be. In the end it slightly misses the target on each occasion. The acting is really great but the characters were pretty forgettable. I’ll still keep an eye out for the director’s future work but this film didn’t move me in the way it was meant to. Also, we all live at home!