A Room Full of Nothing
Elena Weinberg, Duncan Coe, Stacey Davis (executive) for TurtleDove Films
directed by Elena Weinberg, Duncan Coe
starring Ivy Meehan (as Ivy Koehler), Duncan Coe, James C. Leary, Pamela L. Paek, Anna Schatte, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Marco Perella, Catherine Grady, Austin Alexander, Chris Humphrey, Kristen Kurtis (voice), Rob Novak (voice), Elena Weinberg, Taylor Juarez, Madison Koehler, Ammie Masterson, Ian Pala, Donna Rice, Mike Carreon
written by Duncan Coe, music by Michael Sempert
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Phyllis (Ivy Meehan) is a modestly successful artist, Barry (Duncan
Coe) is a modestly successful actor, and the both of them have recently
been hit by bad reviews, so bad that they start to doubt their talents.
But they always build each other up, as they're deeply and truly in love
with one another. And after a day that has been especially discouraging,
sitting on their porch with a bottle of booze they wish for everyone else
to just diappear, to be alone in the world. And on the next day, exactly
that has happened, everybody else is gone. After an initial shock, Phyllis
and Barry begin to enjoy this, as they now can live into their days, can
really feed off one another - virtually of course, and in the most
positive way -, and can finally explore things even their past lives as
creatives wouldn't let them. But of course there's a downturn to things,
as after some time electricity ceases to work, and their provisions start
to run low - and suddenly they find themselves waking up in places they
definitely didn't go to sleep in, like a forest, a beach, or the middle of
the desert. And as much as they're in love, the inexplicable situation
they're in starts to take a strain on their relationship ...
rather unique movie to say the least, A Room Full of Nothing is
part romance, part drama, part comedy even, part fantasy, part science
fiction, and it sure puts a philosophical spin on all things, and yet it
comes along as a very grounded film. Now that's thanks to the fact that
the movie's (expecially considering its topic) surprisingly free of
spectacle, and no matter what's thrown at them, the characters remain
relatable and likeable despite all their flaws and fallabilities, and the
direction gives them the necessary room to breathe. And of course, a
well-structured screenplay coupled with solid performances only help
making this a worthwhile watch.