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Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon



Directed by: Randall Park

Written by: Adrian Tomine

Starring: Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, Timothy Simons

Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When hes not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

Sony Classics debuts Shortcomings in select US theaters starting August 4th, 2023.
I saw this during Sundance and enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a good directorial debut from Park.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shortcomings_2023
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Re: Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon

This is out on Friday.
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Re: Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon

Hoping to see this over the weekend!
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Re: Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon

I thought this was fantastic, one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen this year. The lead guy is written and performed perfectly, in that he's a total jerk, but the movie is self-aware of this fact so he isn't hateable, but an interesting character. The dynamic between all the character pairings is filled with insightful observations about the way people are.

It's based on a story serialized in the comic Optic Nerve, which was one of best written "alternative" comics. The stories were more literary than cartoonish. I highly recommend the series. The writer/artist Adrian Tomine is credited with writing the screenplay, and it's a great adaptation. He gives it a slightly different structure better suited for a 90 minute film, and very clevery updates elements of the story (the first issue with Shortcomings was published 19 years ago). He even has a funny cameo as one of the theatre employees.

After Blackberry, this is my favorite movie of the year so far.
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The lead guy is written and performed perfectly, in that he's a total jerk, but the movie is self-aware of this fact so he isn't hateable, but an interesting character.
This is what I loved about it. You don't see this done often.
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Re: Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon

This will be on Netflix February 1.
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I hope people check this out, it's a terrific movie.
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Re: Shortcomings (2023, D: Randall Park) S: Min, Cola, Maki, Ryan, Batalon

This is on Netflix

Not a big rom-com fan but this was not bad.

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