[...] his response to waking up in the morning after wetting himself in his sleep is just to stand there and smell his hands, blocking his blind girlfriend Ramona (Judy Greer) from going to the bathroom, only to have her sit back down in the damp spot on the couch where he left his mark.Isaac’s trashy identity — including how the little world he lives in is punctuated by overwhelming choral music — is like all the annoying sad-white-dude-in-an-indie tropes rolled into one absurd character.Bravo, whose previous work includes the lauded short film “Gregory Go Boom” and an episode of FX’s “Atlanta,” has crafted a film with a particular vocabulary that’s built using the language of small films about sad white men (think “Garden State”) but with a syntax that upends them.Gelman is a straight man, his deadpan deliveries of Bravo’s alternatingly elaborately theatrical or deceptively colloquial dialogue like an ice pick.[...] while watching Gelman’s Isaac dig a grave for himself in any number of situations — like when he talks to a group of relatives of Cleo (Nia Long), who’s black, about incarceration rates for African American men — is amusingly cringe-worthy to watch.Even though Bravo spares him infrequently, there’s still a modicum of pathos there, a dash of tenderness every now and then; the scene in which he finds two birds dead features both ribald satire and sensitive empathy, which is hard to pull off, but each never cancels out the other.Bravo’s West Coast world in the film is finely detailed: the way the sun sneaks into the windows to reveal a messy house, how it makes the yellows and peaches glow, or how it illuminates magic and beauty in every pore of skin from Cleo’s family, the gradations of their complexion shot as if to right the wrong of years of improperly photographed and film black bodies.
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2013 - BRAVO ONE, INC.
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