Nobody Walks

2012

Nobody Walks

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Martine (Oliva Thirlby), an artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to work on her film. She is staying with friends of a friend, Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), her husband Peter (John Krasinski), Julie's teenage daughter Kolt (India Ennenga), and their young son. From the day that Martine walks into the the lives of this open-minded, relaxed California family, everything issubtly set off balance....Peter is helping Martine complete the sound design on her art film and they collaborate closely together, working in the studio off the pool house where Martine is staying. They develop a connection that is rare for Peter and necessary for Martine to finish her movie, but which begins to veer away from professional terrain. Each character in Nobody Walks experiences a surge of desire catalyzed by Martine's arrival, and everyone is forced to confront the new landscape that emerges in her wake. -- (C) Official SIte

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  • Jun 05, 2014
    In "Nobody Walks," Martine(Olivia Thirlby) travels to Los Angeles where she stays with Miriam(Rosemarie DeWitt), a psychologist and friend of a friend. Actually, her business is with Miriam's husband Peter(John Krasinski), a sound engineer, who is helping her with her artwork. Otherwise, everybody is busy. Kolt(India Ennenga), Miriam and Peter's teenage daughter, is ignoring Avi(Sam Lerner) in favor of nursing a crush on David(Rhys Wakefield) while she also takes Italian lessons. And Martine has her hands full with Billy(Justin Kirk), a particularly troublesome patient. "Nobody Walks" is a well-photographed film wherein I learned something about sound engineering for films. It also sports a very good cast, especially a usually underutilized Olivia Thirlby in the lead. It also has a sluggish pace. That might be to cover up how little it really has to say on the subject of how women are sexually harassed everyday. Part of that is due to a half-hearted approach that begins awkwardly enough with the opening sequence between Martine and a fellow passenger that because the movie joins them mid-conversation only serves to confuse matters. Plus, Martine is cast in the cliched role of domestic intruder, thus implying that some of it is actually her fault.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2014
    Olivia Thirlby's performance is the best reason to catch this film. She shines here. She kind of reminds me of Anne Hathaway here. I would love to see her in more leading roles. She has a great on screen chemistry with Krasinski. I thought the film was so so. I couldn't believe how short it was. It could have been a little longer. It needed a rewrite. I felt that it was unfocused at times. It kind of reminded me of movies like American Beauty and The Paper Man. I was surprised that Lena Dunham co-wrote it. Krasinski does an ok job here. He has a good on screen chemistry with both DeWitt and Thirlby. DeWitt also does a good job here. I say, see the film for Thirlby's performance.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2013
    An especially weak film without much substance, Nobody Walks is a dry and monotonous indie drama. The story follows a young filmmaker who comes to L.A. to collaborate on her film and disrupts the lives of the family that she's staying with. The plot doesn't go anywhere and has no point to it. Surprisingly there's a lot of talent in the cast, including John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, and Dylan McDermott. But despite the strong cast, there's nothing in the script to work with. Nobody Walks is an inane piece of trite that has no focus.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2013
    "<b>Nobody Walks</b> is a artsy film that is suppose to be poetic and meaningful. I got the atrsy part and even the poetic part. The meaningful part is what I am having problems grasping. The film is pointless and has no real conclusion. Some films can work with just being that. This one, not so much. It's basically about lust and betrayal. A girl moves in with the family, there on business, ends up being a little whore messing around with just about every male she encounters. Olivia Thirlby plays Martine, a very unlikable character. I just didn't like her at all in this. Although, I did enjoy the performance from some of the actors, like John Krasinski and India Ennenga. She's a good little actress. The movie is obviously one I wouldn't see again. It's a shame. I usually really enjoy artsy indie flicks. But this one just didn't do it for me."

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