275) The Freebie (2010) Dir: Katie Aselton Date Released: September 2010 Date Seen: August 31, 2010 Rating: 2/5
I was supposed to review this for the Press but then, after seeing the movie, I found out that apparently I wasn't supposed to review it anymore. So at the time, I had all these half-formed thoughts about why Aselton's suffocating close-ups robbed her and her co-star of the opportunity to really act (all that tight blocking really fucked up the flow of the actors' body language). And how Dax Shepard wasn't really acting outside of his comfort zone while Aselton clearly was during the scenes where she really had to emote. But...I don't have that piece in me anymore. Bummer.