Passenger Side Reviews

November 6, 2018
[A] smartly written comedy.
August 22, 2017
[Passenger Side] does not force anything, but rather allows it to reveal itself, in its own sweet time. It possesses a reserve, a wry humour, an intelligence, and a type of good-natured dyspepsia that made me feel instantly at home.
April 4, 2011
Passenger Side works through its angsty family-drama-oriented premise with a sarky script, a healthy sense of self-awareness and an amusingly deadpan performance from Adam Scott.
April 2, 2011
Here's one of those shuffling, slovenly American indies that can seem vain and inconsequential, or inviting and oddly profound, depending on the talent involved.
April 2, 2011
Enjoyable, well directed indie road movie that's by turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly moving, thanks to a sharply written, nicely observed script and pair of pitch-perfect performances from Adam Scott and Joel Bissonnette.
April 2, 2011
Passenger Side is strictly a chamber piece. That chamber just happens to be the bustling, visually diverse landscape of Los Angeles.
April 1, 2011
April 1, 2011
The siblings are a bit like Sense and Sensibility's Elinor and Marianne: quaint but somehow universal.
March 31, 2011
Funnier and more intelligent than there are any grounds to hope for: an entertaining, wry tour of LA's scuzzier sights.
March 31, 2011
Bissonnette sidesteps the pitfalls of the indie road movie in some style.
March 28, 2011
A joy from start to finish. Bissonnette has crafted a unique, funny indie.
March 18, 2011
There's nothing earth-shattering here, but the acting's credible and the wrap-up unexpected.
February 7, 2011
If genre demands that this sort of story should finish in fraternal reconciliation and a never-ending horizon of happiness, Bissonnette prefers to brake and reverse - and the result, though surprising, feels all the more true to life.
October 24, 2010
October 6, 2010
Its nothing ingenious, but those in the mood for a touch of visual poetry to their familial torment might find plenty to enjoy about this modest drama.
April 30, 2010
An intriguing and funny ride that doesn't hit you over the head trying to be one thing or another.
April 30, 2010
Simple and smart, Canadian director Matt Bissonnette's Passenger Side is what's known in theatre circles as a two-hander, a two-person play in which everything depends on dialogue and performance.
April 30, 2010
Bissonnette achieves a hypnotic effect with Passenger Side. L.A. slides by in a daze, at once inviting and threatening. Michael and Tobey are just two Canadian dreamers in a city where dreams often die.