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  • R
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.9  (6,464)
  • 72

Sh*thouse is a coming-of-age drama-comedy film directed and written by Cooper Raiff which was premiered in the competition category at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in 2020. The film stars Cooper Raiff himself in the lead role along with Dylan Gelula, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller and Olivia Welch. The story follows a lonely and homesick 19-year-old freshman, Alex (Cooper Raiff), who is struggling to adjust to college life as a film major at a university in Los Angeles. He feels insecure and out of place in social situations and has no close friends in his new environment. One day, after a particularly lonely night, he wanders into a party at the fraternity house, but quickly finds himself out of his depth and overwhelmed by the loud and drunken crowd. As he leaves the fraternity house, he meets Maggie (Dylan Gelula), a girl who was in one of his classes earlier in the day. They exchange phone numbers and agree to meet up again later.

The next day, Alex spends some time with his outgoing and confident dorm-mate Sam (Logan Miller). Sam encourages him to attend a Sh*thouse party to meet new people and try to have some fun. Alex reluctantly agrees and joins Sam and his friends at the party where he finds himself uncomfortably high and struggling to fit in.

He eventually runs into Maggie again, and the two of them bond over their shared feelings of loneliness and homesickness. They spend the night together, and over the course of the next day, they explore the city, bond over their love of movies and music, and share personal stories about their families and their lives.

As their relationship grows, Maggie pushes Alex to confront his anxieties and face his fears. She encourages him to reach out to his estranged mother, who lives in Texas, and to start making more meaningful connections with the people around him. Alex's relationship with Maggie helps him to gradually come out of his shell and begin to connect with others in a more authentic and meaningful way.

Sh*thouse is a beautiful and heartfelt film that explores the themes of friendship, loneliness, love, and self-discovery. Although it is a coming-of-age story, its honest portrayal of college life and the challenges of growing up will resonate with audiences of all ages. The film is anchored by strong performances from its leads, especially Cooper Raiff, who brings a natural and relatable vulnerability to his portrayal of Alex.

The film's cinematography is simple and understated, and the use of natural lighting and handheld cameras gives the film a sense of intimacy and immediacy. The film's soundtrack is also a standout, with a mix of indie rock and electronic music that perfectly captures the mood and tone of the film.

Overall, Sh*thouse is a charming and moving film that has earned critical acclaim for its raw and honest portrayal of college life and the struggles of coming-of-age. It offers a heartfelt message of hope and encouragement for anyone who has ever felt alone or out of place in a new environment.

Sh*thouse is a 2020 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 72.

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Sh*thouse is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Sh*thouse for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.9  (6,464)
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