Tuesday, June 25, 2013

'Some Girl(s)' Review

A fan of Neil LaBute's since the In the Company of Men days, I've been less enamored with his recent work. Nevertheless, I like his latest. Some Girl(s) started out as a play, and now it's been made into a film written by him but directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. It stars Adam Brody as a man on the cusp of marriage who decides to visit each of his significant ex-girlfriends in order to apologize for the way he treated them. What kind of guy is he? The only clues we get are what we see in his exchanges with these women. It's an intriguing exercise that works -- except for the ending, which I don't spoil in my Paste review.