Answers to Nothing

Tuesday, September 27 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Answers to Nothing

JOY REVIEW

Answers to Nothing is written and directed by the same person, which is usually a problem; in this case, it kind of works in their favor because it is such a downbeat story. It’s set in Los Angeles with a bunch of very sad people, and you’d probably call them losers if you were paying much attention. There’s a missing girl– a 10-year-old girl who has been abducted from her bedroom, a next door neighbor who is under suspicion, a sexy police detective, a cop who seems to have just graduated from the academy, a teacher who may or may not be a pedophile, a therapist who’s wife is going through IVF to try and conceive but he’s having an affair with another woman, and a gorgeous African American woman who is part of a television writing team who’s got such a chip on her shoulder that she says she hates black people. Somehow these stories don’t exactly tie together, Nashville style, but it does give you the sense that people can change their lives one tiny step at a time, and for that, you go guys. Three and a half stars.

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