When I saw the film, "Anthropoid", directed by the same director as this film, I began to take interest in "Cashback". When I saw that it was on Hulu, I decided that I definitely wanted to give it a watch.
The film started out very strongly. It had some really great metaphorical moments. It was quite profound in the way it discussed human emotions. It had some gratuitous sex and nudity, which bothered me, but I ended up getting past it for the otherwise good quality of the writing. The cinematography and editing were great, with some brilliant ways to incorporate the film's visual metaphors. The characters were also pretty well-developed, especially the protagonist, who is a really great Byronic hero. His reactions and emotions are great, and the film serves as an interesting portrait of his mind.
About halfway through the film, however, the movie became more of a stereotypical romantic comedy. It was funny, but it lost a lot of the metaphorical elements introduced in the first half. I was slightly disappointed by this aspect of the film, but it still had an interesting story, so it isn't a major disappointment.
So overall, I was really impressed with the first half of "Cashback", but was a little let down by the second. It's worth watching if you like metaphorical dramedies, as it has a lot of commentary to offer, however, it is not for everyone because of its excessively inappropriate content.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Hulu.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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