'Person to Person' Review

By Aidan Healy | Leave a Comment | Published 6 years ago
'Person to Person' Review

Every once in awhile, it's nice to see a nice, simple indie film that explores everyday life. In one of my favorites, ‘Cinema Paradiso (1988)’, there is honestly not much that really happens; it's simple, elegant, and very poignant. There can be something extraordinary in the ordinary. Unfortunately, 'Person to Person (2017)' did not manage to capture that same spirit.

The film has a cast full of some great character actors, like Michael Cera, Philip Baker Hall, Abbi Jacobson, and more. However, with lackadaisical direction and frankly uninspired writing, these actors aren't given much to do. This results in a film that left me feeling very uninterested. Michael Cera, a very accomplished, young, modern actor looks like he's trying his best as a heavy metal crime-journalist, but even he can't help contributing to the overall dullness of the film.

I don't have much else to contribute to the review purely because I did not feel like much else happened. It's pretty well shot, New York feels very beautiful and peaceful. I just felt that these interweaving storylines didn't amount to much. I am going to give it a “3 out of 10”. Are you wanting to see this film when it opens in limited release on August 4th, 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am a musical theatre student at an arts school and an aspiring film journalist.

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