“A writer from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.” -IMDB
Honestly, I’m pretty torn between given this movie 6 or 7 out of 10 Claire Bears. It is a fun watch, with interesting roles, relationships, and themes. It highlights hypocrisy within modern society and the deep divides within the United States. And it has some truly hilarious moments.
However, the movie can come off a bit heavy handed and preachy at times. Particularly Ashton Kutcher’s character, Quentin, who at times explains the themes a bit too explicitly for my liking. It is also a bit predictable. Jaded East Coaster travels to Texas with pre-conceived notions, but ultimately learns the value of this rural community. And the mystery at the center of the movie is pretty easy to solve, leaving that central storyline is left a bit messy by end of the film.
But, ultimately, it is a sweet and refreshingly truthful movie that has some touching moments between its charming cast members. It’s an easy watch and ultimately one that I wouldn’t mind watching again, though I’m not particularly rushing.
Rating: 6 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Fargo
Streaming: Available to Rent on Apple TV
With: B.J. Novak, Boyd Holdbrook, Lio Tipton
Directed By: B.J. Novak