16 September 2009

Harmony and Me

Written & Directed by: Bob Byington
Full credits from IMDb

"You know how when you're watching a movie," Jessica (Kristen Tucker) says near the middle of Harmony and Me, "and you're half-way through and you realize you don't care about the characters anymore?" Uh, yeah, are you kidding? I feel that way right now! It takes some majorly misguided chutzpah to allow such cheeky self-consciousness into a movie that feels like a glorified student film, a movie that has nothing going for it: not its ghastly DV aesthetic, not its mangled sense of humor, not its go-nowhere narrative, not its casual non-performances, not its haphazard editing. The characters? Forget about it.

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