NO POSTAGE NECESSARY REVIEWED
“No Postage Necessary” is charming, but oh so quiet. Quiet in terms of film narrative dynamic. If you’re older, you won’t have any trouble hearing it. However, it’s a long haul for a film that could’ve been wrapped up in under an hour. Film culture is at a point when we need to start realizing that film length isn’t an indicator of quality. Half of the summer films releases could have stood to have 20 minutes knocked off the running time.
Robbie Kay and Charlene Closshey are great as the two leads. Unfortunately, they are the only ones that give to have a personality. Cute little girl shows up to play cute little girl. However, the rest of their world feels placed there to give our two leads people to act cute around together. Even the hacking angle for our lead criminal love interest feels forced. Hell, it seems like the only way to make that guy even belong in this world.
This summer has seen a string of romantic comedies get their chance to fight off the blockbuster fare. Every movie has its place. I just wish they knew how long to hang with the audience. I’d recommend No Postage Necessary. Just be ready for it to drag a little.
- 1 hr and 44 mins
- Two Roads Pictures Company
RELEASE DATE: 7/6/18
(opening at the following theaters)
Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
AMC Village Crossing
7000 Carpenter Rd, Skokie, IL
AMC Stonebriar Mall
2601 Preston Road, Frisco, TX
AMC Universal Cineplex
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
17145 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX
9302 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL
AMC Highlands Ranch
103 W Centennial BLVD, Highlands Ranch, CO
19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura. FL
AMC Studio KC
12075 S Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS
The Plot Thus Far
No Postage Necessary, Sam (George Blagden) always seems to make the wrong decision. A convicted computer hacker, he’s single, jaded and barred from using the internet. Forced to crash on his brother’s couch, he makes ends meet by working at the local Twistee Treat and stealing mail while disguised as a postal worker. Then, a single pink envelope changes everything. Handwritten by a heartsick Josie (Charleene Closshey) to her late husband and fallen Marine, the tender missive awakens something in Sam. Desperate to be worthy of such love, he conspires to meet the beautiful, young war widow, longing to become a better man. As the two grow closer, she warms to the idea of a new chance at love, but not before Sam’s past comes knocking in the form of an FBI agent looking for missing bitcoins.