Release Date: May 30, 2019
Run Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Reviewed By: Adam
“In this biting satire set in the very near future, an ensemble of eccentric loners is forced to endure a government-mandated group therapy class called “Lone-Anon” as part of the “War on Loneliness,” a misguided initiative to stem the growing tide of American violence. Led by an ineffectual therapist (Keith Stevenson) whose exercises become increasingly comical, the loners are thrust into a government conspiracy to justify its failing program. Now, in order to avoid being the latest introverts abducted by mysterious operatives, the group will have to do what terrifies them the most: stand up for their right to be alone, together.”
Going into Loners, I had an open mind. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. The email I received said “Political” and I thought it was going to be a serious movie. I happened to miss the part that said “Satire.” Once I realized it was a comedy I became excited. The acting was far better than I ever expected it to be, buttttt that is about the only positive I have. I mean there were a few scenes that were pretty comical, but there was tons of potential I feel like the directors missed out on. It took me until more than halfway through the movie to start understanding what was happening. Loners, to me, was very hard to follow. I did, however, find myself needing to see how it ended. One day, I think I will watch again to see if I have a better understanding and feel for the movie, but I don’t believe that one day will be anytime soon. I think I’d rather be a “loner.”
If you do, however, care to give it a watch… Loners is available today on Amazon.
Reel ROB Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
Post Credits Scene: No