Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Some Girl(s): DVD Review

Some Girl(s): DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Roadshow Home Entertainment

Adam Brody stars as a guy in the film version of the play written by Neil LaBute.

On the eve of his marriage, the guy decides to head around the States, catching up with women he believed he wronged during their relationships. During the course of these visits, the reason for them gradually begins to come out.

Without giving much away, Some Girl(s) feels like an episodic play by its very nature, but is anchored by some strong performances and some harsh truths about the realities of relationships after they've finished. As ever with LaBute's work, there's a strong sense of hitting close to the edge emotionally and all of the cast bring to life those dilemmas. If the first encounter doesn't quite work (15 years after they split) the pivotal reasons for them start to become clearer and a final act surprise adds to the dizzying effect.

It's the showdown between the guy and Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell which impresses the most, but all of the vignettes have their moments.

Extras: None


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