Release Date: November 4
Director: Linas Phillips
Cast: Linas Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Jay Duplass, Tobin Bell
I’m still not quite sure if writer/director/star Linas Phillips’ family comedy of awkwardness entirely works; some of the pieces just don’t fit, and Phillips’ legitimately irritating character feels like too much in parts. But there’s a lot that engages and lingers: refreshing sexual candor, convincing sibling relationships, emotional honesty, and yet another wonderful performance by Melanie Lynskey, who you totally buy in every moment (even those where the script hangs her out to dry). It’s hit and miss, but there’s more of the former.