This has all the makings of a charming crowd pleaser, but the major issue here is that the two main threads don’t work in tandem with each other. This is perhaps because it hinges more on a flimsy twist than on a commitment to organic scene flow and character development. Additionally, the dynamic between assistant and star eventually feels crowded out by a weak romantic storyline - one that doesn’t really have the type of payoff it needs. The film…
For every moment where the talky radio element of this is fascinating, there's another moment where it really drags. It's less effective as a narrative story than it is a nostalgic mood piece, one with a distinct and surprisingly sharp handle on creating atmosphere (the sound design and cinematography are immaculate). It may not be my type of film exactly, but there's no denying the talent on display here - Andrew Patterson is one to watch for sure.