Aaron (Patrick Brice, the
director) sees an ad where a man offers 1000 USD a day for filming.
The man is Josef (Mark Duplass) and he wants Aaron to film a video biography
of him dedicated
to his future son Buddy, which his wife Angela is pregnant with. This
because he has an untreatable
cancer and only has got a couple of months to live. So, Aaron drives
up to Josef's mountain cabin
with his camera, and almost everything in this film is (mostly) cleverly
filmed by Aarons camera.
But, Josef is friendly, too friendly and too joyfully
happy, actually he's kinda creepy and want Aaron
to stay as company. Accidently Aaron manages to speak with Josef's wife
Angela and is bewildered
when she says she's Josef's sister and she recommends him to just leave
right now .... "My brother
has problems". That he does (leaves) and now time for the second
part, everything copacetic now?
This film has got some sort of cult reputation and it
was a bit interesting and quirky and Mark Duplass
was great as the too friendly Josef, a creepy guy. The ending felt a
bit like a disappointment though
as i had hoped for a more ingenious finish to this indie horror thriller.
But, still pretty good due to the unusual first half and let's see what
this team will come up with in the
future. Hopefully they will not be swallowed by the Shit Factory and
not make a sequel (and, yes,
i've no idea as i'm too lazy to google it before writing this)
anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1, english audio 5.1 with
english subtitles. Extras: a commentary track
with Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, deleted scene, alternate endings
and Josef's DVD