This is exactly the kind of movie at which David Wain took aim with his sublime rom-com parody They Came Together.
Almost none of the film’s characters or scenarios escape feeling contrived under writer-director-star Clark Gregg’s bizarro tonal shifts and plot developments.
Praises the electric carelessness of teenage angst while depicting it as if it were ultimately no more exciting, though no less pleasant, than an hour in the wave pool.
There’s enough working here to make watching a TV show about TV all the more enticing.
Stephen Gaghan’s convoluted Syriana demands attention it doesn’t deserve. In the tradition of South Park‘s Al Gore, then, let us forever describe future films of this breed as “so Syriana.”
In the audio department, the film curiously gets nothing more than a mono track.