Sunday, August 11, 2019
Exit 0 (2019) Chain Film Festival
Disappointing thriller never quite works. Yes the performances are good and the film has great small town feel but the script is derailed from the start by making Billy a character that never works. Beginning right at the start with some left field behavior (Did you tell your mother I said hi? Text your mother I said hi) and then getting worse we never have any sense of him as a normal person. Who was he before the trip? We don’t know. As a result he is weird to begin with and only gets worse with the result we never really like him. More importantly we never really understand why Lisa is with him. She seems so normal that you don’t know why she is with this crazy guy. Worse the film then moves through some twists and turns that touch on cliché.
While neither particularly bad, nor really good, the overriding feeling while watching the film is “this just isn’t working and it should”.