(director/writer: Drake Doremus; screenwriter: Ben York Jones; cinematographer: John Guleserian; editor: Jonathan Alberts; music: Dustin O’Halloran; cast: (Jacob), (Anna), (Samantha), Charlie Bewley (Simon), Oliver Muirhead (Bernard), Alex Kingston (Jackie); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producers: Jonathan Schwartz/Andrea Sperling; Paramount; 2011)
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Mumblecore filmmaker Drake Doremus (“Douchebag“)directs this indie bittersweet love story that’s co-written by the director and Ben York Jones, using close-up shots effectively to show what his subjects are feeling without having them articulate it..
The hunky Jacob (Over the next seven years, the lovers unite and split. Anna blogs for a magazine and goes out with health food nut Simon (Charlie Bewley); while Jacob romances the attractive blonde Samantha (Jennifer Lawrence), a secretary in his growing furniture design company. Despite the distance that keeps them apart, Jacob and Anna still have strong feelings for each other and must decide on whether to act on them or not.
Sundance Film Festival.
REVIEWED ON 12/12/2011 GRADE: B