A woman, played by Haley Bennett, traveling for business ends up staying at her ex-husband’s hotel.
So I will give this film props for trying to do something new with the standard rom-com formula, it does try and subvert some of the obvious cliches and that is to be applauded. However, instead of presenting tired and worn cliches the film instead encompasses a bunch of pretentious art house tosh that makes little to no sense and will leave you scratching your head.
The relationship held between the romantic leads, played by Bennett and Sam Riley, is deeply toxic, though I suppose that is sort of the point of the film. Yet you never really get to understand the ins and outs of it all as the conversations and wider narrative of the film seems to want to jump between things rapidly. The effect of this jumping around is disorientating and off putting.
Overall, though it tries to do something new this film falls headfirst into the well of pretentious art house nonsense.
It is short
Bennett is trying.
It makes little narrative sense
It is pretentious
The leads have no chemistry at all
It manages to have pacing issues despite being fairly short
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