Love Simple is a Simple Movie
Directed by Mark von Sternberg
Written by Mark von Sternberg
When you have two characters who are both lying to make themselves look better to the person they like it doesn’t make for the best narrative.* While this is a solid example of a middle-to-low quality indie film, it’s not the best way to spend your time. While you are waiting for the couple to find each other out, you can wonder if you’ve seen anyone anywhere else,** contemplate if naming a female character “Keith” is more distracting than endearing, and take in some 2009 fashions.***
The verdict: Skip
Cost: Free via Kanopy Streaming Service
Where watched: at home
Consider watching instead:
*They will either discover their lies and break up, or discover their lies and find a way to forgive each other. Those are the two endings. Watching them pile up their lies until the point when they have to come clean does not make for an interesting movie.
**Mostly the answer is no.
***Men’s jeans were still really baggy then. I had forgotten.
- Who was telling the biggest lie?
- Were you rooting for or against the couple by the end of the film?
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