Pet Names ★★½

This tiny indie is very much the Meredith Johnston show. As writer/star she works overtime to show acting range and casual charisma. Mostly, it’s enough to hold your attention, but there’s something mildly underwhelming about a film that so proudly wears its small scale on its sleeve, right down to nostalgic yellow color tinting and 4:3 compositions. No one else seems to be stretching much here.