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We saw two movies together. She’s been volunteering, and I’ve been the lucky friend who also happens to love movies, who got to tag alone and was given the inside scoop. I quite liked both movies we saw — Lola Versus and Nobody Walks — and I feel superior to everyone around me, because I got to see them on the film fest rounds. Now you know.
I am a huge fan of Greta Gerwig and mumblecore as a genre of movie. Lola Versus was more like a romantic comedy, of the indie persuasion. Basically, my soulmate in a movie. I am also a fan of Breaking Upwards, which is an important movie to know, as Lola Versus was done by the same major players (Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister Jones). Britney and I got to meet Daryl Wein after the movie and it was AWESOME. Still kinda starstruck.
As I mentioned above, we also saw Nobody Walks. The cast was incredible, and Lena Dunham had screenwriting credit. It was dark and very sexual. Let’s get something straight — I’m not one to usually say there’s too much sex in something. I REALLY appreciate indie movies and their typically honest portrayals of human sexuality. HOWEVER, as far as this particular film went, it didn’t always seem quite so feasible that everyone needed to sleep with each other that badly, all the time. At the cost of hurting every other character around them. Maybe I am just frustrated because I haven’t gotten laid since September, and I’m wondering if I ever will again. Like, it doesn’t even seem like that’s something on the radar. So, to watch a movie where everyone is doing it constantly, without regard for anyone else’s feelings, I just don’t know what to make of it. (Except bitterness. Just kidding! Kind of.) Is everyone else that desperate to get it on, all of the time? Yeah, maybe and dammit, I am going out of my mind over here.
I can’t find a trailer of it. It is worth watching because the acting is brilliant, the actors are what make this movie. UNCLE ANDY FROM WEEDS IS IN IT, just see it for his part alone.
After Lola Versus, there was question and answer time with Daryl Wein. We met him shortly afterwards in the lobby. He liked that Britney and I came to say hi and to tell him how much we enjoyed the movie, as he told us we were the demographic he was shooting for. My heart was beating so fast, and I’m sure I came off as a blubbering mess. Oh well! That’s what happens when I meet people I admire!