CCFF: Person to Person doesn’t intersect

Abbi Jacobson and Michael Cera in PERSON TO PERSON, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Person to Person is certainly a unique film that has different story lines that don’t quite meet up like I had hoped for.

Written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa, the New York-based movie stars Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Michaela Watkins, Philip Baker Hall, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, Ben Rosenfield, Olivia Luccardi, and Isiah Whitlock.

It’s a short film with a running time of only 84 minutes.  There’s a lot to keep up with in a small amount of time.  You have the record collector who found out about a great bargain only to find out that someone’s not being honest.  Meanwhile, his roommate made an awful decision and has to pay the consequences for what he did.  Then there’s the anti-social teenager dealing with her best friend being in a relationship.  She’s not too thrilled about it.  Finally, there’s the rookie investigative reporter who is working for someone that demands a lot as they chase down any clue they can find in a murder case that just so happens to involve the owner of a clock shop.

Selected for both Sundance and SXSW, Magnolia Pictures will release Person to Person on July 28th.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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