Two Plains & a Fancy

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Set in remote Colorado in 1893, Two Plains & a Fancy follows three tourists: a Dandy Watercolorist, a Mystic/Reformed Confidence Woman, and a Lady Geologist from France, looking for the perfect geothermal hot spring spa (and finding only ruins). Over three nights and four days, the tourists trek deeper and deeper into the plains, deserts and mountains. And it's somewhere between a classic Western travelogue and a really epic day at the mall. The tourists have encounters with purported time travelers, underemployed cowboys, a native teen, and ghost whores. They reach the limits of their respective knowledges, and blissfully cross them. And then a geothermal event literally undermines them all.


Critic Reviews for Two Plains & a Fancy

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

  • Dismiss its pleasures and layers, and you'll miss a strange and sometimes rewarding experience.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Two Plains & A Fancy rises above its shakiness largely on the strength of Horn and Kalman's humor: the non sequiturs, the well-timed throwaway lines, the simple-but-effective visual gags.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • The mode of humor is close to cliquish anticomedy, and viewers not attuned to it may feel like there's a joke they're missing.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Two Plains & a Fancy is a cosmic joke forged on a Kickstarter budget. To paraphrase Jessica Rabbit, it made me laugh.

    Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The movie is a comedy of sorts; its faithfulness to the tropes of the Western is realized, at first, in winks-but it soon turns breathtakingly serious without sacrificing its wit.

    Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Two Plains is 90 minutes of mismatched blathering from agonizingly droll characters without a meaningful plot to back it up.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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