Lousy Carter


Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76% · 33 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 466 466


Top cast

David Krumholtz as Lousy Carter
Olivia Thirlby as Candela
Stephen Root as Analyst
Martin Starr as Kaminsky
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700.64 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 16 min
Seeds 9
1.41 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 16 min
Seeds 26

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by FKDZ 5 / 10

Lousy Carter

Lousy Carter, in a sense this movie was right up my alley, but it never did deliver on much of anything. I don't think the movie intended the viewer to come out of it also thinking.. ''meh''. And become as forgettable as it is. The writing for the main character is to blame here delivering a unsatisfying story and even less to think about.

This is a shame because there's no lack of good performances here. Albeit Krumholtz, it may be the directing, or just the casting, but for me, the character wasn't sold properly, and I felt that the consistency was lacking in the ways he reacted to certain events. I was never able to really pin down the character as it stood in service of the writing that just didn't impress.

Some fine absurdism comedy here and there, and sure, it's a dark-ish comedy. But most of the dialog is just kinda meh. Middle of the road is what I'd describe this movie as, never really has a high point, no memorable characters or moments, and the writing feels lacking. Also some moments just aren't given enough time, at the cost of them feeling more like skits, than scenes. For it's running time it was a long sit.

Directing and editing felt scrappy, not the best movie by a long shot and the editing is not great, with some unintentional mistimed cuts and pacing mishaps.

It's neither a distinct character study or funny dark comedy, so sadly, it falls flat.

Reviewed by HorrorEnjoyer 6 / 10


The movie is centered around an apathetic character, and that is exactly the feeling it evokes.

I don't feel bad about watching it, but I also don't feel like I gained much, if anything.

The main character of the movie is the epitome of watching your life go by you, indifferent to how and when it will end and what you'll leave behind. In a way, all the supporting characters also feel the same way about him - just as indifferent to his existence as he is himself.

I wouldn't really classify it as a comedy. However, there is entertainment to be had if you enjoy cynical/dry humor and making fun of the absurdity of life.

Reviewed by danieljfarthing 8 / 10

Indie dark-comedy with delicious performances & a cutting script - terrific

In terrific indie dark-comedy "Lousy Carter" titular literature professor David Krumholtz (excellent) reacts in philosophic, amusing & cynical ways to being diagnosed with 6 months to live - via interactions with characters like student Luxy Banner (great - on her debut), shrink Stephen Root, ex-gf Olivia Thirlby, boss Randy E Aguebor, & colleague Martin Starr (and his wife Jocelyn DeBoer). All performances are delivered with delicious dead-pan bite, to the credit of director Bob Byington who also wrote its cutting & effective script. At 1hr 20mins it's not the most substantial movie, and it won't excite adrenaline junkies, but it's still highly enjoyable. Good stuff.

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