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Troy reviews every indie film that mattered in February 2020.

Addicted to You is an indie film that kept coming on my radar. From clips with Seth Rogen to a constant Valentine’s Day push, it only made sense that I watched the movie on the 15th. Yeah, I know…things are rough around here. But, what did I like about the movie?

Constantly funny, strong supporting cast and felt a lot more cohesive than many of the bigger studio comedy offerings. Although, it seems that comedy is taking a back burner to superheroes, teen thrillers and the spring fare. I’m just glad that someone is trying to keep comedy on film flowing.

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Mother of Monsters is kinda like We Need To Talk About Kevin. When I watch indie film, this is what I tend to thumb through. The problem I had with the movie is that found footage is still really overplayed in modern film culture. While I get that they want to show footage on the cheap of the central villain slowly losing it, everything feels so gestalt.

I dig the intentions, but found the execution lacking is the easiest way to sum up my feel of the movie. That being said, it feels like a short film that wasn’t quite ready to be a feature. Did I need melodramatic constructs that come with a big studio film? No. However, I needed to buy the push behind the kind losing it and I didn’t. At worst, it dipped a toe into Lifetime original movie territory.

Standing Up, Falling Down is a recent Shout Factory theatrical release that I’ve heard about for a bit. Now playing in limited release, I’ve come to wonder one thing. Will friends of the site get mad at me that this is the Ben Schwartz movie I liked best in February? They can’t all be Sonic, but I love touching funny dramas.

Billy Crystal also brings the goods here as a drunk dermatologist. Watching the two pal around and grow off each other was something I didn’t know I needed to see. It’s standard indie film fare, but sometimes you need a movie like that.

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