Get ready to experience – for one magical night only – An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn! From director Jim Hosking (The Greasy Strangler) comes this eccentric love story that’s sure to divide audiences.
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn | MA15+ | Comedy
Director: Jim Hosking
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch
Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”
I liked this film; It was in the right vein of comedy for me. And even though I felt it could’ve benefited from being shorter and more succinct and while some scenes and tropes didn’t quite strike the right comedic chord, it didn’t really matter enough to impede my enjoyment overall. With tones of The Mighty Boosh and Napoleon Dynamite this quirky love story is certainly not for everyone, but will be exactly right for some.
It doesn’t take long for you to understand what type of humour the film is going for: very quirky and alternative, almost anti-humour at times. While the humour was very hit and miss for me, I still enjoyed myself for the most part. However, as the film went on, it got away from what I enjoyed about it. The final segment (without giving too much away) focused a lot on the character’s relationships and backstories, seemingly forgetting the weirdo comedy tone that most of the film had taken. It also spent more and more time with the title character, who I found uninteresting and unfunny, and left behind the character of Adjay who was easily the highlight of the film. While I never got too into this movie, I had a few good laughs, and was ultimately glad I watched it.
This movie was trying way too hard to be obscure with its humour. Overacting with very lack lustre acting did it no favours at all. This was the kind of movie that the trailer makes it look great, but alas, it was very disappointing for me. I don’t think it really knew where it was going and so it crashed pretty hard. The occasional funny parts just couldn’t prop it up enough for me to thoroughly enjoy it.
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