Maggie's Plan ★★

33/100

Love Greta Gerwig but this just felt a little false to me. The problems these characters create...hell, even these characters feel alien in a way. Not that these issues don't exist, rather their reactions to said issues; the way they propose to scheme their way out of life's troubles felt ridiculous and nonsensical. The humor also didn't really vibe with me, I felt like the film kept switching wavelengths; and nothing really felt sold. Characters that were presented as intellectuals are literally only shown to intellectuals through their career. Their actions don't seem to match up. It's vanilla film-making, the most prototypical example of an urban, indie dramadey I've seen. The characters are cartoonish and the story is badly told, plain and simple. It's all rather pointless.

2016 Ranked
taken off of my 2016 Watchlist