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The Mend (2015)

The Mend

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

August 21, 2015 (Limited)

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Cinelicious Pics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

John Magary

Producer

Myna Joseph, Michael Prall

Screenwriter

John Magary

Starring

  • Josh Lucas as Mat
  • Stephen Plunkett
  • Lucy Owen
  • Cory Nichols
  • Mickey Sumner
  • Louisa Krause
  • Austin Pendleton
  • Sarah Steele
  • Lusia Strus

Story


For anyone who's ever loathed and loved a sibling in equal measure, "The Mend" is the wonderfully strange and acidic debut comedy from writer / director John Magary. Shot through with the wicked humor and anarchy of Bruce Robinson's "Withnail & I" and Mike Leigh's "Naked", "The Mend" follows a mismatched yin-yang pair of NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat (Josh Lucas in a career-best performance) and put-upon Alan (Stephen Plunkett) as they stagger dimly towards some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother.

Featuring a gorgeous, minimalist score by Michi Wiancko & Judd Greenstein and beautiful, fluid cinematography by Chris Teague (Obvious Child), the film unfolds as three stylistically distinct but interwoven acts, each with its own mesmerizing rhythm. With superb supporting performances by Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha) and Lucy Owen as the brothers' sharp-tongued girlfriends.

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Poster of Cinelicious Pics' The Mend (2014)
A scene from Cinelicious Pics' The Mend (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..messy and emotionally awkward, in a good way..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a terrific, quirky New York-set character piece..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..it's a funny drama of brothers that first makes you hate its prickly leads but then, after steeping you in their bottomed-out day-to-day, might inspire you to hope for them..”
by Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]