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But watching these two smart people outsmart themselves and each other has its modest yet Straight up lonely pleasures, not to mention an undercurrent of melancholy that makes the laughs stick to the ribs. The camerawork and editing are crisp, if tentative; Sweeney uses off-center framing to droll effect without quite establishing a style of his. Sweeney delivers his lines in rapid-fire bursts that betray a tightly-wound wit trying not to Miami Florida sluts looking for cock, and the way Findlay volleys back his bon mots guarantees that, on some level, Todd and Rory are perfect for each.
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Starring James Sweeney, Katie Findlay. Available for virtual screening at Coolidge. Unrated as R: language, deadpan sex talk Ty Burr can be reached at ty.
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