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Film Review - The Big Ask

BIG ASK 1

“The Big Ask” isn’t exactly emotionally authentic, but it makes a concerted effort to represent the scattered mindset of grief and depression. To help plumb the depths of woe, it employs a slightly comical premise to ease viewers into murky psychology, teasing a randy farce when all the film would like to do is sit down and cry. It’s an interesting misdirect for a largely successful exploration of human connection, with all its insecurities and temptations, featuring a sharp ensemble of talented actors able to extract pure feeling out of a potentially hackneyed script. Director Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman botch their third act payoff, but “The Big Ask” remains a compellingly exploratory odyssey into desperate acts of communication, with a side of sexual awkwardness. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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