Film Review: The Color Wheel
Last night I went to see a film at my little local theater, The Roxie. The film was called The Color Wheel. At first I had a hard time getting used to the low budget sound and film quality, but soon I was very engrossed in the story. I am pretty bad at summarizing films, so here is actually a pretty good one from IMDB:
JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, before being brought to a place of togetherness and understanding as a result of being pushed away by everybody in their lives except one another.
The story definitely takes a twist at the end, although it something you kind of realized was going to happen the whole time but didn't want to believe it would. You will just have to see the film to find out what that is.
I felt that the scenes that were just of the two main characters were by far the best, they had a great chemistry, and there were some really funny parts. The style is semi mumble-core (realistic & showcasing contemporary youth culture) although the characters are very articulate and witty. One of the negatives was it was a bit hard to tell if some of the other actors were just pretty bad, or if they were meant to play unrealistic caricatures of certain stereotypes. Overall though I really enjoyed the film. Josh and I talked about it non-stop on our walk with Jack afterwards, and we are both still thinking on it this morning. If it is playing near you I would suggest going especially for the few choice scenes that were really funny, touching, and thought provoking.
P.S. how great is that poster? It was painted by Anna Bak-Kvapil