Friday, June 1, 2012
To base a film on shortstories is not the easiest thing to do. The whole point of the short story will often be hidden between the lines - it will come together in the reader's mind - and often be lost when told in images. Unfortunately, the director doesn't have much of a vision; the film has an annoyingly anonymous indie feel, as if made with some Sundance computer program. It lacks the precision of the short stories. Clinging to the text in a voiceover doesn't help. It should have been sadder, it should have been funnier. It should have been better, actually.