Friday, September 17, 2010

TIFF REVIEW: FILM #15 "Break Up Club"

DIRECTED BY - Barbara Wong


What a great little romantic comedy. It nails falling in love, breaking up, and everything in between.
The shooting style was a touch too much at times, but forgivable because all the moments were so wonderfully acted. And breaking down the stories 4th wall and the creative process was a nice touch, that had a really enjoyable pay off come the end of the film, which I was very greatful for as I was about to get upset at the unbelievable way this film was captured / told. All through fly on the wall and confessional camera work.
Its a little long though. I really do think there is something to be said for the 90 minute comedy, and unfortunately break up club didnt bring enough to the table to warran it's 2 plus hour screen time. Trim 30 minutes and it's magnificent.

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