The Climb (review)

The Climb (review)
The Climb (review)
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The first scene features 2 best friends on an extended bike ride up a hill. Then the opening credits cite them as co-writers and one as director. I was expecting a self-indulgent talkfest. It is, but it’s develops into more. Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino (also directed) play the duo, who go thru a number of episodes where their friendship is tested. Both of them and the rest of the cast inhabit their characters, perhaps because they’re playing versions of themselves. One unique aspect of the direction is the minutes-long continuous takes that are technically showy, but also impressive in their elaborate staging. There are also a few arty musical interludes that add nothing but time. Even though it’s billed as a comedy, there’s scant humor and some of the scenes seem forced. By the end, the twists over time turn into a quietly affecting indie bromance.


3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)


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