TrustMovies can't swear to this, but it seems to him that the little rom-com-drama BEST MAN DOWN, written and directed by Ted Koland, must be based on either something that actually happened to the filmmaker or that he heard about from a friend. The movie is simultaneously so precise and bizarre that it is difficult to imagine where a tale this unusual -- filled with such detail and odd characters -- might have come from other than life itself. If not, then Mr. Koland (pictured below) must have quite an imagination. Well, that's an artist's stock in trade, right? On the other hand, we're always told: Write about what you know.
Justin Long) and bride (Jess Weixler), his best friend and their "best man" (Tyler Labine) as well as the several new characters who are introduced, once something happens to that best man.
These would include an entirely other family: problematic mom (Frances O'Connor), her struggling daughter (Addison Timlin, below) and nowhere-near-decent stepdad (Evan Jones).
Netflix streaming, where it's now playing and leaving audiences who appreciate something different feeling chastened and pleased at how well their time's been spent.