‘So this is what uptight and highly strung looks like – up close.’
‘Why am I not warming to her?’ Ah yes, it’s because she’s annoying.’
‘I feel bad because I understand now why she irritates me. It’s not quite her fault, poor lass.’
‘This romantic element, I don’t care for it. It feels forced’
Just a selection of some of the thoughts that went through my head as I watched Carrie Pilby, a comedy / drama about a person of high intelligence who struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.
It’s definitely telling that some days after watching Carrie Pilby, I remember how annoying the main character was but recall not a single moment that was particularly amusing. I suppose it doesn’t help that when I think of a comedy where a person of high intelligence is struggling to make sense of the world, the first character that pops into my head is the well imagined and very funny Sheldon Cooper of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Tough act to follow indeed.
Carrie Pilby is a comedy / drama about a person of high intelligence who’s struggling to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. Directed by Susan Johnson, based on the novel by Caren Lissner and starring Bel Powley (Pilby), Vanessa Bayer, Gabriel Byrne to name just a few, I’m expecting good things…
Of course I couldn’t watch this trailer without Sheldon Cooper of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory coming to mind. Whereas the sitcom primarily focuses on the lives of boy geniuses, I’m looking forward to the story and life of a girl genius. Also, I want to assume that Carrie Pilby’s accent is supposed to be a mixture of English and American, instead of one or the other. Otherwise…
Starring Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Natasha Lyonne, The Intervention is a good reminder for why having a professional moderator at family interventions is often a great idea.
The realistic way the movie captures family and sibling dynamics is a highlight. Another would be the funny scenes featuring Melanie Lynskey’s character, the ones where she made me laugh when comedy was far from her character’s intention – in a good way.
By the end of The Intervention, I did unfortunately fall out of love with the story, thanks to the seemingly rushed and forced way everything was concluded. Before then though, I had a reasonably good time.
Besides the film’s reliable cast as a reason for watching, Writer /actor and director Clea DuVall’s movie interested me because interventions intrigue me. I wanted to see how things would pan out for the characters.
I can confirm that there are definitely no current plans for an intervention in the near future on my side. Perhaps tune in if you have such plans. Or just watch it for the knowledge and the cast, which also includes, Alia Shawkat and Vincent Piazza.