The Exploding GirlHD Closed Captioning
Bradley Rust Gray
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Zoe Kazan carries this indie romance from writer-director Bradley Rust Gray with her finely nuanced performance as Ivy, a college student who uses her Brooklyn spring break sojourn to reevaluate her life and loves. With her current relationship fizzling out via cell phone, Ivy finds herself rethinking her longtime platonic friendship with best pal Al (Mark Rendall).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 25
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Gray's achievement -- and Ms. Kazan's, too -- is to make you care enough about Ivy to be curious about her. But The Exploding Girl can also make you feel bad about wishing that she were just a little more interesting.
Fresh: Gray has an artful, understated way of conveying what's going
on inside, often simply by focusing his camera on Kazan. And the actress has a unique capacity for projecting the complexity of feminine stillness.
Fresh: Sometimes a carefully placed pinprick can stay with you longer than a heavier, clumsier blow, and so it is with Bradley Rust Gray's delicately done but indelible The Exploding Girl.
Fresh: Avoiding allegorical cliches, Gray turns the frustrations of epilepsy into an effective metaphor for non-epileptic youthful paralysis, and the inevitable "explosion" into the culmination of all those growing pains
Waste of time and (mostly) money, on watching this movie! There's no story into it! A girl about to break up with her boyfriend (who we never see him), and her best friend, obviously about to discover that she is in love for him.