Fits and Starts

2017

Fits and Starts (2017)

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David Warwik is a struggling writer who has been toiling away at the same novel for years. His wife Jennifer is a hot young literary figure, who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a twisted journey, and David must face his demons and try to "not be weird" among the waspy salon guests and competitive art set in attendance. He encounters a dentist with publishing aspirations, a book critic full of condescending advice, a fellow writer who may know his wife a little too well, an old "friend," and a high powered bipolar literary agent who just might be able to help him...for a price.

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Critic Reviews for Fits and Starts

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A low-key comedy of errors whose leads' underplayed oomph bolsters the uneven scenario.

Nov 22, 2017 | Full Review…

While it certainly has its moments, it remains frustratingly one-note, too cool to really commit to the screwball farce the premise is crying out for, and too enamored with picking off easy targets to draw real blood.

Mar 14, 2017 | Full Review…
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Fits and Starts is an entertaining but forgettable tale of two married writers trying to find middle ground.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

The director displays a firm control of all the elements in this, her first feature, promising, we hope, even greater cinematic treasures to come.

Feb 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Fits and Starts is a hilarious interpretation of modern artistry.

Dec 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fits and Starts sometimes seems unable to handle character, story, and motivation at the same time.

Mar 17, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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