Friday, August 16, 2013

Penny Thoughts ‘13—It’s Not You, It’s Me (2013) ***½

NR, 11 min.
Director: Matt Spicer
Writers: Eric Spicer, Matt Spicer
Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Fran Kranz, Rob Huebel

I really should’ve saved this one for Horrorfest. Gillian Jacobs, from NBC’s “Community”, stars in this dark comedy that was a hit at this year’s SXSW. Perhaps it gives a little insight into the mind of the woman. Hopefully, just this particular woman played by Jacobs. Whichever it is, it’s a man’s worst nightmare that he never has. The reason he never has it is because he is oblivious to himself and the harm he can bring upon himself through his oblivion.

I hesitate to synopsize the film as it wouldn’t take a whole lot to do that and that could ruin some of the pleasure of discovery. Suffice it to say, this is an enjoyable little female fantasy that will make any man think twice about his current intimate female partner. While the phrase “It’s not you, it’s me” has never been high on any man’s list of things to hear, it’s preferable to this alternative.

Watch the film in its entirety below.

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