Written & Directed by: Jay & Mark Duplass Full credits at IMDb
This shaggy-dog comedy-turned-melodramatic weepie—about fate, interconnectedness and the desire for meaning—opens with a monologue by the title character in defense of Signs, an apologia for meandering films whose narrative ramblings reflect our own unsteady pas de deux with fate. The plotty Jeff asks us not only to bear with its own tortuous storytelling, but to accommodate and appreciate the twists in our own life stories. Everything happens for a reason, follow your destiny—all that bunk.
Cinepinion et al. are written by Henry Stewart, an editor at various Northside Media Group properties. He is a member of the On-Line Film Critics Society, and apologizes in advance for having any opinions.