down-and-dirty as you can technically get, and yet, compared to a number of multi-million-dollar mainstream movies currently playing theaters or on DVD, it's got twice the life and maybe ten times the pizzazz. TrustMovies admits that when he heard this film was shot on phone-camera, the idea didn't thrill him. But the genuinely clever tale that the filmmaker spins (his co-writer is Mike Roberts), the first-class performances he draws from his fine cast, together with his more-than-adept use of editing and sound turn the experience into something of a triumph on every level.
Louisa Krause, above, that is by turns shocking and finally hilarious) is simply a character too overall dumb to have considered anything so far outside her immediate needs.
Libby Woodbridge below), is no better than she's treated her boyfriends, current or ex. If those around her also seem unduly selfish, she's the Queen Bee of conceited egomaniacs -- and a wonder to behold.
Jerry Springer (but it's way more radical than that). With mini-budget and maxi-smarts, Mr. Neel outdoes even the rare, mainstream attempt at anarchy like the generally delightful Project X. He's used his smart phone as a mirror on youth and in the process has entertained, alarmed and informed us rather spectacularly.
Cinema Village, and will make its VOD debut this coming Tuesday, December 4.