epic tone juggling over here.
deadly ass serious dramatic monologues, then
"what's wrong with you?"
"HERPES" -dramatic thunderstrike-
people all over the room looking perplexed, dude grins, then right back to drama.
top tier whodunnit, but it's way over the top, occasional humor that's dry as hell, and with afterschool special messages that don't overwhelm anything. the flaw with the format is that the mystery doesn't really lead anywhere. it's enjoy the ride or nothing.
and i suppose you have to look at it from a cultural perspective. when you have a designated forest for hanging yourself from trees you probably need movies like this to dissuade people & at least it's a real film made by actual filmmakers…