January 10, 2023
A fun and genuine indie comedy. It's the kind of film that doesn't pack too many surprises, ten minutes in and you should have a pretty good idea of how things are going to pan out. But the comedy is witty, the performances are good and the drama never feels forced or disruptive. The pointed execution is what makes the difference here.
Kevin has struggled his entire life with depression and wants to end his life. His friend Val finds himself at a dead end too. He decides to run away with Kevin and together they plan a double suicide. Before they go through with it, they'll spend one final day together, trying to right some of the wrongs they caused throughout the years.
While sporting a rather grim theme, the film does well keeping a lighter tone. It's not as if this is an outright comedy, but the conversations between the two are pretty fun and there's a solid connection between the leads. The presentation is decent though not very spectacular, but the finale hits all the right notes, meaning the film clearly did something right.