Directed by Jeff Baena
After his engagement ends badly, Josh decides to take advantage of his bachelor-party plans in Ojai, California, with the few friends still willing to join him. Focused on drugs and their own hangups, his self-absorbed friends refuse to confront the elephant in the room and ask Josh how he’s feeling. As welcome and unwelcome guests stop by, Josh will attempt to find some closure over this weekend with the guys.
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★★★★ review by Robby Warren on Letterboxd
Mumblecore at it's absolute finest. I love Joshy because it doesn't feel like you're watching a film, it feels like you're watching a group of friends go through good and bad times, fun and sad, ect. The leads all have natural chemistry, and they are clearly having a great time together. I felt very attached to them and I wanted to see more of them together, so i was pretty disappointed after it's 93 minute run time came to a close.
If you aren't into mumblecore movies, I don't know how you'll feel about this one, but as someone who enjoys them when they are good I really enjoyed Joshy. This is probably my 10 Years of 2016. People enjoy it but I seem to be the only one that loves it. I get really attached to the characters and want to see more. Anyways definitely support this and give it a chance.
★★★★ review by Gabriel Jewett on Letterboxd
Joshy is one of the most tender and affectionate films about male bonding that I have ever seen,
The film feels like a modern day mostly male cast of The Big Chill but that is still the superior film.
Joshy deals with themes of grief and feeling alone even when you're around others better than most.
The way these mostly self centered characters develop into warm and caring friends is wonderful and very endearing,
The cast is stellar especially a very memorable cameo by Joe Swanberg.
Joshy is excellent and I would definitely recommend it,
I hope everyone checks this film out.
8 Turtlesaurus outta 10
★★★★ review by Keith Garrett on Letterboxd
There's something about Thomas Middleditch, man. That monologue at the end. Such a shining moment of real, raw emotion. I loved this.
★★★½ review by Brandon Hart on Letterboxd
Men can really only bond by shedding all masculinity and sobbing out their problems into each other's arms, until then they're just giggly acquaintances amused by one another. That's both funny & beautiful.
Middleditch, ya rascal.
★★★★ review by Pollyjo on Letterboxd
that monologue i’m shook
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