Fits and Starts

A struggling writer can't seem to escape his wife's literary success. When a road trip to a publisher's salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.


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  • ★★★★ review by jamawive on Letterboxd

    I laughed out loud, a lot. The premise isn't particularly novel, and satires of pretentious artistes and their patrons and hangers-on have certainly been done before, but this worked in a strangely intimate way. Wyatt Cenac is just completely fresh and believable as the mild-mannered writer having the night from hell.

  • ★★★½ review by el on Letterboxd

    @ my creative friends:

    never invite me to your artsy ppl parties they look exhausting

  • ★★★★½ review by yavin on Letterboxd

    so what you're telling me is that to get over my current slump/self-esteem issues i need to get stranded at a rich person's house party full of pretentious self-involved crazy artists? interesting.

    god this entire thing is such a MOOD though. highly relatable and very cute and i legit screamed at one part, what a Good

  • ★★★½ review by Stockton2Vlone on Letterboxd

    T.C. Boyle 

    P.T. Anderson

    J.M. Coetzee 

    R.L. Stein 

    J.G. Wentworth

    H.G. Wells

    D.L. Hughley

    A.R. Rahman

    A.O. Scott

  • ★★★½ review by Bobby Analog on Letterboxd

    This is a super fun diversion, comprised of everything I love: non-character reaction shots, social captivity, class weirdness, and banal misunderstandings.

    Studios: Give Laura Terruso a gigantic bag of money with a "$" on it and let her make a big-budget comedy.

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