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Good natured Marvin (Marvin Gurewitz) summons estranged sons Seth (Alex Karpovsky), a smug careerist going through a divorce, and Stanley (Stephen Gurewitz), a delicate aspiring actor, for a father-son bonding fishing trip that totally falls apart. Filmed on 16mm, this comedy looks like a lost seventies road movie, but is the clear heir to Curb Your Enthusiasm’s tonal mixture of upbeat cheer and unbridled narcissism, embarrassment, and painful reveals. Karpovsky—known for his work in Girls, Tiny Furniture, and his own films—gives the best performance of his career to date, in a role that was written for him by co-star Stephen Gurewitz. “It’s the kind of observational comedy that most observational comedies aren’t—because this one is based in actual observation, in an unsparing intimacy regarding the characters, a pitch-perfect ear for the lifetime of emotion packed in an offhanded remark, and a patiently avid camera-eye that follows the characters insistently and pounces on quiet moments of revelation.” Richard Brody, The New Yorker.