Addicted to Fresno

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"They always find a way to get off."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.5  (3,232)
  • 34

Addicted to Fresno is a comedy-drama film released in 2015. The film centers around two sisters, Shannon and Martha, who work at a hotel in Fresno, California. Shannon (played by Judy Greer) is struggling with drug addiction and has just been released from a rehab facility. Martha (played by Natasha Lyonne) is Shannon's older sister who takes her in and gives her a job at the hotel in Fresno. Shannon works as a housekeeper at the hotel while Martha is a manager.

The film opens with Shannon accidentally killing a guest with a toilet lid. In an attempt to cover up the crime, Shannon enlists the help of Martha, and the two sisters struggle to dispose of the body. The rest of the movie follows Shannon and Martha as they try to get rid of the body and deal with their own personal issues.

Throughout the film, Shannon struggles with her addiction, attending AA meetings and trying to stay clean. Her addiction causes her to act out in selfish and destructive ways, putting a strain on her relationship with her sister. Despite the seriousness of Shannon's addiction, the film weaves humor throughout, creating a comedic atmosphere.

The film also addresses issues related to LGBTQ+ representation. Malcolm Barrett plays a character named Jerry, who is a gay man working as a receptionist at the hotel. He is portrayed as someone who is confident and unapologetic in his sexuality, giving the LGBTQ+ community a positive representation on screen.

As the film progresses, Shannon and Martha's relationship becomes strained as they face obstacles in their attempts to dispose of the body. Their relationships with other characters are also affected. Martha's relationship with her girlfriend is on the rocks, and Shannon's relationship with a fellow hotel employee is tested. The film shows how these character's actions have consequences and how they must confront their problems head-on.

The film has an unconventional structure, with the narrative jumping around in time and featuring a mix of comedic and dramatic moments. Despite the bleak subject matter, the film maintains a light-hearted tone throughout. The film's central theme is the importance of family and how people rely on one another to overcome difficult and challenging situations.

Judy Greer's performance as Shannon is outstanding. She portrays the character's inner turmoil with a raw and emotional quality. Natasha Lyonne gives an equally strong performance as Martha, portraying her as a tough and no-nonsense character who is fiercely devoted to her sister.

In summary, Addicted to Fresno is an unconventional and unique black comedy that explores serious topics such as addiction, death, and family bonds. The film is successful in its blend of comedy and drama, creating a humorous but emotional atmosphere. The film's performances, particularly from Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne, are excellent, making Addicted to Fresno well worth watching.

Addicted to Fresno is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 34.

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    5.5  (3,232)
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