Shades of Ray Reviews
Fran Kranz is doing his "Topher" impression from Dollhouse, which I hope isn't the only acting bit he can do. Brian George is like a Pakistani Peter Sellers, something about him, I"m not quite sure but he's really charming as an old-skool dad.
The ending doesn't have much payoff, but the journey getting there isn't half bad. Kudos to Netflix without which I wouldn't have known about his movie. And PBS for actually showing it late one Saturday night.
Ray grew up in New Jersey, but moves away to Los
Ray is engaged to Noel, and asks her to marry her. She delays giving him an answer until after she comes back from a vacation with her parents.
Ray's father moves in with him, and soon talks him into having dinner with Sana and her parents. Noel calls him and says yes.
Ray continues seeing Sana. Oi. Ray's mother comes out. Noel comes by when Ray is working at the bar, and the parents are both at Ray's house. Sana stops by the bar and tries to seduce Ray in the men's room.
What could possibly go wrong, and could it be fixed?
Cinematography: 7/10 Usually competent, but often just barely.
Sound: 8/10 Occasionally badly miked.
Acting: 6/10 Good except for Fran Kranz. The other actors counterbalance his badness, but he's still obnoxious.
Screenplay: 7/10 Moves along logically, except for the intervals that contain Fran Kranz.
Last thought - Main character loves one type of woman but then falls for a completely different type all without any seeming change in him. The movie touches on the change but never really sells it for my taste.