(director/writer: Alex Lehmann; screenwriter: Chris Dowling; cinematographer: John Matysiak; editor: Courtney Ware; music: Christopher French; cast: Thomas Haden Church (Lloyd, Father), Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (Charlie), Dianna Agron (Maggie, Daughter); Runtime: 87; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Sergey Selyanov/Christian Aypt/Dianna Agron/Alex Lehmann/Liz Carderias; A Signal A Release/CTB Film Company; 2022)

“The stars are superb, which makes the film a winner.”

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

A domestic drama about the relationship between a grownup daughter, Maggie (Dianna Agron) and her estranged father, Lloyd (Thomas Haden Church), who lives in an isolated cabin with his dog. The drama takes place over a 2-day period, when Maggie makes a surprise visit.

The odd title is derived by vandals painting the word ‘acidman’ on Lloyd’s cabin.

It’s tenderly directed by Alex Lehmann
(“Paddleton”/”Blue Jay”) and co-written by him and Chris Dowling.

The stars are superb, which makes the film a winner, even if predictable and despite not being robust and is much too talky.

It played at the Tribeca Film Festival.