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Beeswax

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Beeswax
Cheree Franco

Beeswax

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/07/09
director:
Andrew Bujalski
distributor:
The Cinema Guild
author:
Andrew Bujalski
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Andrew Bujalski, the maestro of mumble- core (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation), must have realized he couldn’t just make another movie about ironic slackers in the Northeast dithering their way toward love — and he hasn’t, exactly. Beeswax, his new film, is about ironic slackers in Austin dithering their way toward…war over a small business. Jeannie (Tilly Hatcher), stern and in a wheelchair, and Corinne (Katy O’Connor), Jeannie’s diffident partner in a shabby-chic bohemian clothes boutique, must decide if they want to move forward or sue each other. There are fine, fresh observational moments, but the film is much ado about not so much. B?

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