The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed

2023

Comedy

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85% · 46 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 5.7/10 10 678 678

Director

Top cast

Babak Tafti as Chris
Alysia Reiner as Sister
Scott Cohen as Allen
S.J. Son as Abigail
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
812.25 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 71
1.63 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 86

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chenp-54708 6 / 10

Like something made by Miranda July but deadpan

This deadpan narrative from Joanna Arnow is a solid deadpan dramatic comedy about a detached character involved with a BDSM relationship and living the life with some interesting direction approaches, deadpan atmospheres, and a solid performance from Joanna herself.

The approach on how life is hard offered by Arnow's direction and approach is a bit strange but it's new level take does offer something special about the setting and concept. Including some dry humor dialogue, structure approaches and character conversations between the performances. Which is also provided by some solid performances from the cast members.

Because some of the writing and pacing is a bit too-slow, it causes the characters to feel distant to connect which at times, made them a bit frustrating to observe, in a not so good way. Nevertheless, I do look forward to see what Arnow could offer next.

Reviewed by sam-trillo 6 / 10

A bold attempt to make me feel absolutely nothing

Even her consistent nudity aroused nothing. A number of times I searched inside myself for signs of sympathy, digust, or contempt and found myself instead feeling as if a fruit fly had landed on a piece of watermelon I didn't even want to finish anyway. Still, I chuckled to myself when Arnow stood her ground in the face of her mother's urging to pack a peach in her bag a day before it was to be eaten. But not too loud; I sensed the four other audience members would not understand.

For a movie to make one feel nothing you might think a five out of ten would suffice. But no, somehow this feat was impressive enough to warrant a six.

Reviewed by steveinrowg 10 / 10

A Dutifly Daring Deadpan

I was struck with the idea of this film from the moment I saw the ads for it via the Florida Film Festival. I was drawn in by the deadpanned comedic chemistry that was equal parts candid as it was daring. Joanna Arnow (the powerhouse whom wrote, directed, and starred in this film) pulls off all blinders to the core themes of this film: sexuality, emotional pining, complacency, honest candor, and a feeling that can only be truly described with the film's apt title.

From beginning to end, we explore only as much of our protagonist Ana's psyche that she allows us to see. Guarded, yet open, her interactions with those around her paint a portrait of indecision and a trajectory of her life that is in one way ambiguous, but also free. The comedic stylings are delivered in a way that isn't over the top, relying of smart dryness and offbeat humor - a refreshing element to a story like this.

At this film's core, we are given a person to observe, and not necessary one do applaud or boo. Her choices, relationships, and actions happen in a way that we can empathize with, even if her character who is one in no need of it. Even so, with this film's gut-punch conclusion, you find yourself deciding what you want for her. This is a stark reminder that we are not meant to predict or encourage any of her behaviors and hope for any specific outcome, and that what transpired in this story is deeply personal but inevitable and fated.

I don't think I've seen a film like this one, and I don't think I ever will again. It's hard to accurately describe the emotions I felt during this film. It is expertly crafted and full of the quiet vigor of a story begging to be absorbed and understood completely.

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