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- 1 hr 30 min
Some Girl(s) is a compelling comedy-drama film directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer and written by Neil LaBute. The film stars Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Emily Watson, and MÃa Maestro. The story revolves around a writer named "Guy" (Adam Brody) who is about to get married to his fiancÃ©e, Sam (MÃa Maestro). A few days before the wedding, Guy decides to go on a cross-country trip to visit his ex-girlfriends in order to apologize for his past behavior and seek closure so that he can move on with his future with Sam. He hopes that this will help him feel more comfortable getting married, and also that it will provide him with some inspiration for the novel he's been struggling to write about his past relationships. The film is a character-driven piece, as each of Guy's ex-girlfriends is fully fleshed-out and complex. He visits each one in their respective cities and tries to make amends for his past actions. His first stop is Sam (Kristen Bell), who is not included in his list of exes, but whom he feels he owes an apology to before the wedding. Next, he visits his high school sweetheart, Tyler (Jennifer Morrison), in Seattle, and then Reggie (MÃa Maestro), his college girlfriend, in Chicago. In Boston, he meets Lindsay (Emily Watson), a married woman he had an affair with when he was younger, and in Los Angeles, he visits Bobbi (Zoe Kazan), a quirky and artsy woman with whom he had a brief fling. Through his encounters with each woman, Guy discovers that he has behaved badly in each of his past relationships and hurt each of these women in different ways. Although he tries to make amends and gain closure, he often finds that the damage he's done is irreversible. One of the strongest benefits of the film is the strong performances from the actresses. Each one is nuanced and three-dimensional, and they all bring a unique energy to the film. Kristen Bell stands out as the character who is the most complicated and challenging for Guy to make amends with, and Emily Watson shines as the woman he can't help but feel the most shame about cheating on. Zoe Kazan portrays a quirky and lovable bohemian who is still recovering from the emotional toll of her past relationship with Guy. The film is shot in a way that creates a sense of intimacy with each character. The scenes are long and often take place in one location, which allows for a sense of prolonged discomfort to set in, allowing each character to reveal more and more about themselves. While the film tackles heavy themes such as regret, love, and the ability to forgive oneself, it manages to remain hopeful and entertaining. The dialogue is sharp, and the comedic moments never feel out of place or forced. There is a sense that Guy is seeking redemption through these various stops on his journey, and the audience is left to decide whether or not he finds it. Overall, Some Girl(s) is a touching and insightful film about the complexities of love and relationships. The cast delivers strong performances, and the film is paced well, letting each character and their respective contributions to Guy's life feel like they have real weight. Anyone who has ever struggled with forgiveness, regret, or their own past relationships will appreciate the film's ability to explore these topics with honesty and humor. It's an enjoyable and thought-provoking journey, and one that is well worth taking.