Movie Review: No Heart Feelings
It's Oscar Night so I thought I'd run this short review of a new film I mentioned on the C-List last week. The new film, No Heart Feelings, co-directed by cartoonist Sarah Lazarovic and featuring a performance by cartoonist Steve Murray (aka Chip Zdarsky), is playing at the Kingston Film Festival. BM
No Heart Feelings Review
by Jamie Coville
Special to Sequential
I just got back from watching No Heart Feelings at the Kingston Film Festival, the movie with Steve Murray as one of the principle actors.
The movie is about a Toronto woman breaking up with one guy, recovering and meeting another. Steve plays the womans roommate who is an graphic designer/artist. Throughout the movie there is a subtle subplot about their friendship as well. The creators described it as a post coming of age movie, where one is in their late 20s but don't yet have the house, spouse, kids, etc.. that is traditionally expected. The movie also wanted to show a side of Toronto that films usually don't show, that being the downtown neighbourly side with a close group of friends. While I don't live in Toronto I've been up there enough and hung around the locals (and their friends) enough to say they did a really good job at that.
While there was many funny parts in the movie, the crowd laughed out loud at much of Steve's scenes. After the movie the audience asked the creators about the dialog writing and they said there were certain lines that they wanted them to say, some of the dialog was created by the actors going by a guideline. This rang true for me as some jokes/comments and stuff felt like something Steve would say at a convention. There was one scene that was at an small art gallery for Steve's work. Much of Steve's real work can be clearly seen hanging on the walls, specifically art from his Extremely Bad Advice column for the National Post.
The movie was much better than I thought it would be and I'd recommend it to others.
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