Why did I decide to watch it? Look, Zoë Kravitz is a bomb ass actress. She has some seriously crazy range and she shows up. She was really great in Big Little Lies, she was funny in Rough Night, she's just really good. And she puts emotion into her parts. Unfortunately for her, she just was the only one that really showed up to film Vincent N Roxxy.
I'm not sure what's going on with Emile Hirsch lately. I'm not sure if he's uninterested in his performances or he's just taking a paycheck and doing the bare minimum. Either way, whatever his deal, he's capable of better. I hope he remembers that someday and begins to show up to film again.
Kid Cudi, aka Scott Mescudi, is starting to prove to me that he's not just a funny dude, he's actually got some acting ability. He comes off rather terrifying as Suga and I wouldn't mess with him.
As for Zoey Deutch and Emory Cohen... I really want to like Zoey Deutch. I really really do. I just need her to take a role that she's going to keep my interest. She hasn't been in a film that would interest me or has been able to spark my interest. Even here. And Emory Cohen? I know he's good (The O.A., Brooklyn, Smash, etc.), I just think he took the paycheck and kicked back.
As far as the film goes, it's written alright enough. Punk rock girl meets small town boy after car crash turning the girl into a damsel and boy into a white-frigging-knight.
Girl and boy go "on the run" from a group of bad guys that are after them and "fall in love." They don't actually leave home. There is no chemistry between Kravitz and Hirsh. Like none. Did they ever play brother and sister? Cause that's how awkward their love scenes feel.
They settle in together and hang with his brother and his girlfriend.
Then the third act of the movie hits and it's a completely different film. I actually want to make a guess that it's a different director. That's how jolting the separation from the dull first two acts to the third act's uncessiarily ultra-violence.
I'm not going to spoil it for you. But it's mediocre because no one showed up for work. It doesn't matter how many revelations there are, it's just kinda hum drum.
And a bummer.
And kind of a waste of really good actors.
If there was just more oompf behind it, it might have been a really eerie thriller. But I've gotta chuck it into the $5 bin.
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