Nobody Walks

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My wife and I have been fortunate for the past 4 years to be able to get some tickets to the annual Sundance Film Festival. 2012 was no different as we were able to secure tickets to see 3 films.

Up first was an entry into the Dramatic Competition called Nobody Walks. Starring John Krasinski as an up and coming sound mixer in Hollywood, this movie is about a family who takes in an aspiring film maker (Olivia Thirlby) who needs some help recording the sound in her first feature length film.

When the two filmmakers begin to develop a little closer relationship than one would hope from co-workers it starts a downward spiral for the rest of the family living at home.

I wish I could go more in depth about the storyline, but the creative team behind this one decided not to go ahead and just stop there as well.

I am a big fan of Krasinski and the work that he has done on The Office. He is one of my favorite characters on TV, and truly seems like genuine good guy that would be a blast to sit and BS with. Having him star in this movie added a full point to my rating. Unfortunately the rest of the movie didn't add much more.

It seemed to me like the writers wrote out the main storyline and realized that it was only going to be about 48 minutes long and they needed to fill another 30-40 minutes of screen time. The "B" stories were pathetic. They felt rushed and added zero to the overall effectiveness of the movie. After seeing The Artist last week you develop a greater appreciation for the music that is used in a movie. That film did a masterful job in using music to move the story along, Nobody Walks did the exact opposite. Just when you'd think something great was going to happen based on the music to move the dull story along, the scene would end. It was very underwhelming.

According to my research this movie does not have a wide release date yet. When it does you will better off saving the money and staying home to watch reruns of The Office.

Nobody Walks
Directed by: Ry Russo-Young
Written by: Ry Russo-Young, and Lena Dunham
Starring: John Krasinski, Jane Levy, and Olivia Thirlby
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: No

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