When I first saw this film, I thought the plot sounded like the kind of romantic weirdness you’d see coming out of a messed up anime romance movie/TV series. “Entanglement” is one of these irreverent dark comedies that swishes in all kinds of weird flavors, odd moments and peculiar circumstances that make you question how “real” these supposedly down-to-Earth romance stories can actually be. The crass, dark undertones certainly give it a sense of gritty realism, as does the frequently appearing issues of mental instability and family drama. But I think what I admire best about the film’s approach at such an unusual story is it’s an unexpected dash of sweetness and optimism in a situation that could have easily been misinterpreted or taken in a far more inappropriate direction.
“Entanglement” follows a young man who tried to end his meaningless existence, only to fail and discover a long lost potential sister exists in his life and he has now made it his quest to catch up with her and find what he has been missing out on to fill the many holes in his ever-changing life. It’s a story of dysfunctional families and love where you least expect it to come from. The humor is crass and crude but never goes too deep into the gutter or off the walls to drive you away. I was delightfully surprised at the warmth in the main couple’s chemistry; they reveled in their eccentricities while simultaneously sustaining their romantic fluff along with their jaded cynicism.
“Entangled” is a film that can speak to many people on many levels; it’s an interesting relationship piece that works wonderfully where so many have failed. I love and remember the characters and their dialog fondly; they stick with you and leave you in stitches long after the credits have passed. There’s so much to enjoy, so much to discover, with a cast and a script that keeps your interest and laughing muscles fully absorbed with this unexpected coupling every strange step in their weird way to one another’s lives.
Watch Trailer: https://vimeo.com/247210957/19a298a8e2
Entanglement is on 10 City Theatrical 2/9/18 via Dark Star Pictures.
The film will be screening in cities including :
Movie Rating: 4 stars.
Movie Rating Guide
1 Star = Unwatchable
2 Stars = Cannot Recommend
3 Stars = Great for the Fans
4 Stars = A Solid Movie
5 Stars = Must Own (DVD/Stream Download)