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Re-posted from Jan. '12. It is the only Joe Swanberg film available online for free and with no ads. Has over 32,000 views, one of our most popular films.
By Craig Keller January 16th, 2012
Pic stars Kentucker Audley and Caroline White as they babysit Joe and
Kris's son Jude Huckleberry Swanberg over the course of a day or two at
their Memphis home. The presence of the baby occasions a hard look at
the possibility of starting a family and a serious conversation about
when/if/why to get married. Tensions boil, but never boil over, via such
touchstones as diverse and oblique as government aid, Béla Tarr, and
Mac vs. PC. The long central conversation between Kentucker and Caroline
that takes place on the couple's bed with the family dog at their feet
qualifies as one of the most intimate and powerful scenes Swanberg has
presented to date. The entire film (beautiful, as these frames attest
to, with Adam Wingard as DP) sort of represents a kind of prologue,
epilogue, or companion-piece to Audley's own forthcoming — and
unbelievable — Open Five 2, which should well be regarded as one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Synopsis:
Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.
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