Monday, May 30, 2016
Me Myself and Her (2016) Open Roads 206
Utterly charming and absolutely wonderful romantic comedy about two women whose long term relationship hits a rough patch just as they begin thinking that everything is okay.
Yes we've been here before.
Yes, you know exactly where its going
But frankly you won't care because it's so beautifully done.
That the film works is due to two things.
First the script which just nails its. The situations are real and the characters are spot on. I love that you could change the sexes of the two leads to anything and pretty much have the film work. The underlying story isn't dependent upon the leads being anything other than being in love. The humor comes out of the situations and not anything else.
The other reason the film works is the cast is perfect. Margherita Buy and Sabrina Ferilli have our hearts from frame one and we're willing to go anywhere with them. They are as good a couple as you will ever see in film these days.
This film is a sheer delight and one of the great surprises-and treasures of the film year.
A must see.
ME MYSELF AND HER plays as part of the Open Roads look at Italian film at Lincoln Center. For more information and tickets go here.