“Joshy” is a film that walks the line between bachelor party movie and serious meditation on adult males. The push to never delve into subplots feels unique for the first 40 minutes. Then, it hits a wall and never fully recovers. Somewhere between Josh’s fiancee’s parents accusing him of murdering their daughter and his friends floating away, the film feels like a mess. I like the characters and my involvement keeps me entertained.
It’s just that this film sports everything I don’t like about modern Indie cinema. No questions are answered, as we drift through limp simulations of lives that we don’t want to live. There’s a better movie here than what we got. The cast is there, the direction is there and the script almost gets there. I could see another team revisiting the same material and getting better results.
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track