Title: Band Aid
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zoe Lister-Jones
Starring: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen
Runtime: 1 hr 31 mins
What It Is: Anna (Lister-Jones) and Ben (Pally) have been married for quite some time and as happens sometimes they’ve lost the spark. They argue constantly over the stupidest and smallest of things. When they decide to funnel that energy into songwriting and playing music they’ll uncover that perhaps that’s exactly what their relationship needed. What we’ll come to know is that their issues are deeper than we initially realize specifically where it all stems from.
What We Think: I’m blown away. Actress Zoe Lister-Jones pulls double duty and does both with a certain aplomb that permeates throughout. Her hand behind the camera is steady and her acting in front of it is precisely what the script calls for. She probably knew this because she wrote it as well. Adam Pally shows range I previously had not seen out of him. Fred Armisen does amazing work in his supporting role. This film is deeper than the sum of its parts and quite frankly its exploration of marriage and the gradual disillusion of a relationship. In addition, the healing that can be found in various forms.
Our Grade: A, I was, like I said, totally blown away by this one. I think it is fairly obvious this is one of my favorite movies of the year. If you read this Zoe Lister-Jones let us know I wanna talk to you about this wonderful film. I highly recommend you see this film. It is great. Lister-Jones should really just go ahead and make herself another opportunity because I think she might just be a great director sooner much rather than later. It’s a hard concept to get behind but once you do its a journey worth taking. Plus The Dirty Diapers have some really awesome songs.