Directed by Sean EllisUnited Kingdom | 2006
The most startling thing about the film that will garner it either the most love or derision is the bizarre, almost bipolar, shifts in mood, tone, and focus. On the one hand, you have Ben’s profound heartache over his breakup that introduces us to his character. Ben himself is quite the sensitive introvert so it only makes sense that such a crushing blow would leave him questioning what he thinks he knows about love, women, and even time and memory… On the other hand, most of the rest of the film plays more like a quirky, extroverted indie comedy rather than any personal, romantic drama. Barry, Matt, and Jenkins are little more than caricatured comic relief, although amongst the most affable and charming of their type.