Director: Andrew Bujalski
Starring: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan
If I had guessed, after seeing Andrew Bujalski's weird and wonderful Computer Chess, what direction he would go in next as a filmmaker, my last guess would have been a low stakes romantic comedy. Yet his follow up film, Results, is just that, though it still possesses the shaggy quirkiness of its indie roots instead of the formulaic gloss typical of Hollywood's take on the genre. The result is almost successful, in that Bujalski avoids a lot of the overworn tropes of the genre and puts a different spin on the tropes that he does use, but Results is also so unworried in its storytelling, so mellow in attitude, that it actually ends up being a little boring. If you responded to the low-fi dynamism of Computer Chess, you're likely to be disappointed with Results, which feels like the director dipping his toe into the mainstream to see if he likes the temperature.