The Color Wheel (2012)
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The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover's apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. Not Colin's neglectful girlfriend, nor JR's
May 18, 2012 Limited
Independent Pictures - Official Site
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"The Color Wheel" partially recalls the scathing audacity of "The Graduate" some 45 years ago.
You might not "like" Perry's movie, but it's hard to deny the forensically assured sensibility at work.
Perry and co-writer/star Carlen Altman are Colin and J.R., the most loathsomely lovable brother-sister duo in the history of cinema.
A deceptively shambling, post-mumblecore road trip through dark comic territory.
Alex Ross Perry's The Color Wheel begins as a scrappy, antagonistically funny road comedy and ends as something altogether stranger.
The Color Wheel requires a brand of empathy mainstream audiences are unaccustomed to, but rewards it with nearly revolutionary insight.
It's so rare to see something this scathing and sweet and strange that I have to recommend it enthusiastically.
The film's out-of-nowhere shock value conclusion suggests that Perry and Altman were really at a loss as to how to tie everything up.
The result is a thorough examination of a generation-specific collective anxiety about doing anything, and of whether it's possible (or even worthwhile) to try to redeem oneself in a world gone ornery.
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