Two couples plan a car-share to attend a wedding. When one half of each couple drops out, the “plus ones” make the long trip from Wales to East Sussex together.
This feature-length debut by the Brighton-based writer/director/editor James Card is a modest road movie distinguished by fine performances from Roisin Rae and Brooks Livermore.
Their dialogue and their interactions, much of them improvised from a conversation-free script outline of just 16 pages, are entirely credible and there are hints of Linklater’s ‘Before Trilogy’ in this impressive exercise in understatement by a filmmaker who has long wanted to make a work in the “mumblecore” sub-genre.
“Note to self: shooting in a car is really problematic… as is taking an entire crew on the road!” - James Card