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Film Review - Band Aid

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Zoe Lister-Jones has been a problematic presence in film, often stuck portraying best friends and cold individuals, while her screenwriting career delivered “Lola Versus,” one of the worst movies of 2012. With “Band Aid,” Lister-Jones graduates to the director’s chair, helming an unusual ode to the pressures, trials, and weird balance of married life. Storytelling-wise, the picture is slow-pitch softball, basically creating a domestic gladiatorial arena for Lister-Jones and co-star Adam Pally to work on their improvisational skills, weaving through light and dark moments that are meant to represent the flow of codependency. “Band Aid” is a much better feature when it’s not trying so hard to be profound, coming alive in the rare moments when Lister-Jones isn’t taking a sledgehammer to drive home themes. There’s definitely something here that’s worth a viewing, but it takes some patience to get through Lister-Jones and her reliance on cliché to connect the dots. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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