Hatchback

I watch a lot of indie films so I generally know what I am getting into when I watch a movie with no reviews anywhere online.  I think that’s part of the journey – you never know if you are going to get a gem or a clunker.  I expect them to be rough around the edges and that’s often part of their beauty.  Recently I’ve enjoyed indies like Captain Hagen’s Bed and Breakfast.  I don’t want to bang on someone’s art (especially an indie film – it’s not as if I am putting myself out there by making them) but this one wasn’t good.  It isn’t necessarily that it was bad…. it just wasn’t good.  It felt like someone was making a film for a college course.  I know that watching it on a 4k tv probably didn’t help as that kind of tv can make things look more like real life (which can be good or bad, even in good films).  I found myself looking at my watch a lot.

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Movie title: Hatchback

Movie description: Wyatt, a cynical narcoleptic who lives in a flop house-like apartment, wants to be a journalist. His career dreams are nearly dashed when he notices a mysterious girl named Fern living on his block in an 88' Toyota Tercel hatchback. Fern's father went missing and assumed dead when she was a young child living in Montana. After receiving a cryptic letter from a stranger named Dr. Green, telling her that her father is alive and living in LA, she decides to go look for him herself. Together the two set off on a journey to find Fern's elusive dad among the derelict corners of the city, while developing a not so platonic interest for each other along the way.

Date published: 2019-08-25

Director(s): Eric H. Sheffield

Actor(s): Larkin Bell, Sri Chilukuri, Myles Cranford

Genre: Comedy

My Review

I watch a lot of indie films so I generally know what I am getting into when I watch a movie with no reviews anywhere online.  I think that’s part of the journey – you never know if you are going to get a gem or a clunker.  I expect them to be rough around the edges and that’s often part of their beauty.  Recently I’ve enjoyed indies like Captain Hagen’s Bed and Breakfast.  I don’t want to bang on someone’s art (especially an indie film – it’s not as if I am putting myself out there by making them) but this one wasn’t good.  It isn’t necessarily that it was bad…. it just wasn’t good.  It felt like someone was making a film for a college course.  I know that watching it on a 4k tv probably didn’t help as that kind of tv can make things look more like real life (which can be good or bad, even in good films).  I found myself looking at my watch a lot.

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