3RD STREET BLACKOUT, a new nerd-variety rom-com from the acting/producing/ directing/writing team of Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf. But hold on (and listen carefully as the sometimes quite clever dialog bounces, super-fast, out of the mouths of the cast) and you'll very likely be taken in by this (eventually pretty charming) little lark. It's throwaway, certainly, but there have been many less interesting examples of the genre on which to spend your time.
TrustMovies is guessing, some sort of version of themselves as Rudy and Mina, two smart yet socially inept nerds who have lucked into a clearly good relationship with each other but who suddenly go out of their way to fuck things up.
Ed Weeks, above, right) who wants to add some lovemaking to the deal. Back and forth from present to past the movie jumps, raising the question of will she/won't she and did she/didn't she. When Rudy gets wind of what did or didn't happen, our couple takes a break from each other.
Janeane Garofalo (above, left) in a very small role; Phyllis Somerville (below), who plays the couple's funny, wise and love-lorn neighbor; and especially Miles J. Harvey as a much-used and very acquisitive messenger boy.
Paladin and running 87 minutes, opened a couple of weeks ago in New York and is still playing at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts. Soon(er or later), I should think, the film will be available on DVD and digitially. It's certainly worth a watch for those inclined toward quirky rom-coms.