interesting take, i hadn't thought about it on those terms.The unofficial film about Brexit. It took a bit to “get into it”, the sound design specifically, which seemed to place it from a much older period. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but it has a sense of unease and tension in the mundane that’s exceptionally rare.
Yeah without doubt it’s a lull ride and mates have articulated exactly the same note of disappointment, it took a second watch for its tension to really break through the monotony.I really wanted to like it but was a bit disappointed. Might watch again. I think seeing it at cinema would've been good. Definitely unique style and the glitchy editing was good. And I liked the subplot with the romance. Maybe was expecting too much tho.
Good that a film like this can still get made and become relatively well known.
I sort of get what you mean about brexit, if you mean the main guy is a leave voter and the gentrifying family is remain? Or do you mean something else?
initial lockdown fantasy was to plough through the hundreds of films on hard drives pilfered down the years, but as this was a fantasy and her indoors said “let’s do everything David Lynch when the kids are in bed” instead, I put a gas mask on, hid in our wardrobe and talked backwards.I've been using this period of being alone for a bit to look through all the hundreds of links I've saved in my favourites intending to watch/listen/read etc but never quite got round to. Yesterday I came across a film called A Simple Favour - I had no idea whatsoever what it was, why it was there, who was in it etc The only thing I could say was that presumably at some point someone had recommended it or something I'd read had intrigued me in some way at some point - though not quite enough to actually watch it.
Anyway I had nowt better to do so I dived in blind and... well still none the wiser as to what it was doing there, but I enjoyed it well enough I guess. A queasy mix of black comedy and one of those kinda twisty turny murder type stories where each new reveal changes your opinion of everyone involved. Queasy, not cos those things don't go together, but rather because it felt as though they seemed to pick funny when a bit more plot might have worked and vice versa. Ultimately the actual final plot just didn't quite add up for me and it wasn't as sharp and neat as it wanted - in fact needed - to be to really pack the intended punch.
Everything I've said sounds negative and that's not really fair though. It kept me watching and enjoying all the way through, I think maybe cos strong performances from the three leads, especially the women (I think that guy is just creepy by nature) made it work, along with a general kinda exuberance that permeated the film all the way through and which elevated scenes and plotlines which could have felt cliched to instead having a kind of knockabout charm.
Not essential by any means, but appearing by random like that it entertained me from the first to the last.