So I’ve seen the trailer for Gemini a few times this year during the previews of other movies I’ve seen. Well, I love Zoe kravitz so I was like yeah, I’m going to see it. The story looked interesting as well. Well, didn’t come to a theater near me, but it is available for rental on iTunes ($5.99)
The movie is about Heather (Zoe) and her assistant Jill (Lola Kirke). Heather backs out of a movie she was signed on for and now everyone hates her. Her ex boyfriend also wants to kill her as well. She ends up dead, but who killed her?! I really liked the script because it didn’t seem scripted if you get what I’m trying to say. Like yes, it was obviously scripted because it’s a movie, but the dialog between everyone was so natural! I feel like if the situation were happening in real life, and it involved me and my friends, our interactions and dialog would be almost exactly the same. This gave the movie a sense of realness. Although the scene when Jill meets up with Jamie and says “right now” like 4 times within the span of 1 minute. DEAD!
Im glad this movie was good because Zoe has been making questionable indie choices lately. Vincent and Roxxy?! I can not! But I did! It was so awful!!! I wrote about it a while back if you care to search my blog and read about it. Long story short, don’t waste your time on that movie.
The only thing that I didn’t like, which could be a big deal to some, was the ending! I NEED ANSWERS!!! At the end I was like, soooooo….
Kylie’s Rating – B+
I’ve wanted to see this movie for a while now. 95% because Zoe Kravitz is in it, and 5% because it was shot right here in LA. Well almost a year goes by, wasn’t showing at our local annual film festivals so I gave up on it. Then recently it got a theatrical release date. Limited release though. So you know what that means, LA more than likely wouldn’t get it, and I was right. Well thanks to Vudu, I was able to rent it last night!
I hated it. I wanted to like it, I really did. The script…omg the script! Most of the dialogue was so cheesy, I couldn’t help but to cringe. It also caused me to feel some extreme second hand embarrassment. So when the dialogue wasn’t straight cheddar, it was super predictable. On multiple occasions I finished everybody’s lines like we were BFFS. The movie was about 1hr and 40min, but I felt like the story was empty. Like, there were so many bullshit scenes that ate up the runtime that did nothing for the story. It would go from 0 to 100 real quick straight out of the blue. No lead up or anything. The random heart to hearts at the bar, we could have done with out. Instead they should have replaced those scenes with scenes that tied more into the action.
Based on the trailer, I thought it was going to be Vincent and Roxxy against the world. That was hardly the case. It even seems that way based on the longline. At one point I thought Vincent was some type of human/mythical God hybrid. This movie was all over the place! Their relationship…I can’t. It was cute in the beginning though. They basically only got a beginning now that I think of it. I guess saying I can’t with their relationship isn’t exactly right. What I mean is I can’t with their last encounter. SO CORNBALL!!!
Well kids, I did’t like this movie. I still love Zoe though. Emille Hirsch will always be the homie. They both were too good for this movie. Oh, and Zoey Deutch. It’s available for rent on Vudu. One more random thing. Kid Cudi is in this movie as well.
Kylie’s Rating: C-