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American independent filmmaker Jane Weinstock makes her feature debut with the romantic comedy Easy, shot on digital video. Marguerite Moreau plays Jamie, a single gal living in Los Angeles who makes a living by giving creative names to consumer products. Although she's adept at catching men for her own pleasure, she decides to give up sex for 90 days. The decision is supported by her stoner friend, Martin (D.B. Woodside), and her married sister, Laura (Emily Deschanel). However, some handsome
Nov 26, 2004 Limited
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Weinstock's screenplay takes too many shortcuts, never letting the characters emerge as people in their own right, rather than as a collection of carefully assigned character traits.
A small but satisfying romance with a pleasant soundtrack and some unusual backdrops.
[Weinstock] does an impressive job of capturing the brave messiness of single life, or at least of 20-something dating.
The movie ends on exactly the right note, but it hits a lot of bad ones on the way.
It is a lively, idiosyncratic romantic comedy, funny and sexy but with a strong serious streak.
There's much too much going on here, enough for an entire season of a TV sitcom, which Easy should have been in the first place.
A few chuckles and an attractive cast of capable actors can't overcome a scattered script that travels well-worn indie territory.
... tries to coast on this surface of quirks and cute details, but Weinstock's perfunctory direction stumbles over her attempts at humor and sabotages her performers.
The movie has some nice character work and quite a few good laughs to offer.
A date movie whose unresolved conflicts allows us in the audience to discuss possible scenarios for the future.
It's easy to pan Easy as a second-rate effort to make a first-rate indie movie. But you may come away well satisfied with your hour and a half's entertainment.
Jane Weinstock certainly has talent, and Marguerite Moreau deserves more opportunities to shine as a lead, but the longer Easy goes on, the less of that talent you see.
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