Friday, June 7, 2024

MY BEST FRIEND (2024) Tribeca 2024

Clara goes to stay with her best friend Lea for a few days. During their time together they crash into each other and potentially upset the balance of their friendship.

One of the best films at Tribeca needs to be expanded into a feature film. A brilliantly made look at friendship, sex and desire the film raises all sorts of issues that you would think would have been handled in other films but to the best of my knowledge really never have been. This film walks into the complex minefield and then promptly ends.

The reason that this film works is that Elina Street's script beautifully builds up the relationship between the women while making them fully rounded characters. It's a stunning achievement that we don't usually get even in feature films. We care about them and want to see how it all plays out.

The problem with the film, and it's a minor problem, is that by the time that they wake up and are left wondering what just happened, the film is almost over. Where the film was wonderful in spelling things out suddenly the film goes silent and the film ends on a note which is real, but at the same time leaves us wanting more. This should have gone on longer. We need to know what happens next.

It kills me that you can feel the story bleeding off the screen. I wanted to stand up and scream at the screen.

Needing to know more aside, this film is a stunner and highly recommended.

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