If Beige were a person, she would look a lot like Fran (Daisy Ridley). Fran (Daisy Ridley) goes about his life like the unwitting star of his own Paxil commercial, living unaffected by the small joys and inside jokes of everyone around him. She keeps her world closed, spreadsheet safe groundhog Her day, 10:15 bedtime, dinner for the sad girl (her favorite food is cottage her cheese, of course) I am careful to The only place Fran seems to find joy is in her daydreams. In an elaborate, pictorial tableau (a shimmering forest, a Viking funerary crematorium), she looms large and dies spectacularly.
That’s the whole point of deadpan (sorry) sometimes i think about dyinga witty, surreal, and surprisingly tender character study, premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival and was executed in striking high style by writer-director Rachel Lambert (in the shining city).If Sometimes — Adapted from a 2019 short film based on the play murderer by Kevin Armento — The interior was all beige, so there wasn’t much reason to stay. Instead, Technicolor comes in the form of Robert (Canadian comedian Dave Merhehe).
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Robert doesn’t look like much of a savior. He’s bald and bearded, a rumpled Docker and friendly goof who loves movies and pies. But he seems impervious to Fran’s protective shell, and his simple joie de vivre touches something in her silly soul: he takes her to her movies and later Happy just to share a slice of blueberry crumble. He gets her to attend a house party she doesn’t like, but her love, or her favorite thing, or whatever this is, is not a magic wand to overcome clinical depression.
As the film’s two protagonists perform a delicate dance of getting to know each other, Lambert softens them with her filmmaking thoughtfulness and gently warped absurdity. Merheje’s Robert is like a carefree puppy, open-faced and eager to savor as much life as possible.Ridley’s Fran appears demure and almost empty at first, but her pale scrim gradually peels away to reveal the full extent of her damaged humanity.(Veteran character actress Marsha Debonis) or hackFree-spirited Megan Stalter is equally brilliant).
Lambert makes a lovely understated use of the Oregon coastal setting and the slow rhythm of life there, finding God in the details. If the ending feels abrupt and the death scenario is only teasingly explored, it’s probably because you want to spend a little more time with these people. , may not be destined to be great or memorable. That’s how she learns to live. Grade: B+