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Wild Canaries (2015)

Wild Canaries

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Mystery, Romance

Release Date

February 25, 2015 (Limited)

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Sundance Selects

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Lawrence Michael Levine

Producer

Kim Sherman, Sophia Takal, E. McCabe Walsh

Screenwriter

Lawrence Michael Levine

Starring

  • Sophia Takal
  • Lawrence Michael Levine
  • Alia Shawkat as Jean
  • Annie Parisse
  • Jason Ritter as Damien
  • Kevin Corrigan
  • Marylouise Burke
  • Lindsay Burdge

Story


Madcap murder mystery meets razor-sharp relationship comedy in this witty twist on the detective movie-think Nancy Drew run amok in present-day Brooklyn. Husband and wife filmmaking team Sophia Takal and director Lawrence Michael Levine (Gabi on the Roof in July) star as recently engaged but perpetually bickering couple Barri and Noah. When their elderly downstairs neighbor suddenly kicks the bucket, the flighty Barri immediately suspects foul play. Cue a hilariously harebrained investigation as Barri-outfitted in a Columbo­-style trench coat-enlists her secretly-in-love-with-her lesbian roommate (Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat) to help her get to the bottom of the matter. Parenthood's Jason Ritter co-stars in this screwball whodunit, which crackles with zingy one-liners, a brassy retro score, and real romantic tension.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..in spite of the constant activity, there's not a whole lot going on, but it's still a fun place to visit..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
“..craftily structured yet playfully loose-limbed detective yarn provides a canny narrative template..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..is a droll and whimsical wonder, a scrappy domestic-caper throwback..”
by Richard Brody [New Yorker]