I had heard nothing of this film until it was advertised at a local film festival. It intrigued me, but I was unable to see it, so when I found it for $9.99 on iTunes, I bought it. I expected to enjoy it, however, I found it to be even better than I had expected.
While a film about getting over a break-up definitely isn't an original idea, the premise of the film is a unique approach to it. It provides for some extremely hilarious situations, and some really heartfelt moments too. The characters are relatable, and the script has a quick and funny pace, but doesn't feel rushed. My favorite part of the writing, however, was how the writers compared the metaphorical journey of the two main characters to the explorations of Lewis and Clark. It was actually quite brilliant and creative, and made the movie even better to me.
The chemistry of the leads is obviously great, as they are friends in real life too. I'm beginning to like Flula Borg's acting a lot. I enjoyed his role in "Pitch Perfect 2" and I enjoyed his role in this film even more. His acting provided a good amount of laughs in the film, and his emotion is really good. I wasn't familiar with David Giuntoli, however, he was also funny and was a compelling protagonist.
The film was also really well-made. The cinematography of the film was great, especially that featuring the scenery. The film also does some really cool things with its music, including score, musical numbers, and Flula's music that he is making throughout the film. It adds to the film, unlike many other comedies.
So overall, I really liked "Buddymoon". I highly recommend it and am a bit disappointed that it got a limited/VOD release instead of a wide release, as it was really funny and could have had wide appeal. Still, if you get the chance to check it out on VOD, you definitely should.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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