Cronies ★★

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Friendships are tested in this mellow hybrid between a documentary and a drama. Cronies‘ style references sitcoms like The Office and Parks & Rec with its breaking the fourth wall, but struggles to say much new.

The racial element to the trio’s semi-enforced friendship is the most interesting thing about it, with Drew regularly challenged – often unnecessarily – to match up to his black friends’ hood posturing.

There’s humour and strong identity within each character, but the plot does little to enthral. The same conflicts play out with little development – a fault which could be excused if the film were funnier.

The delicious, heat-drenched black and white cinematography and the light-hearted camaraderie makes Cronies an enjoyable but repetitive film.