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20th August by Margaret Wieringa
USA 85 Mins
Donna Slate (Jenny Slate) is a stand up comedienne who shares a lot about her personal life on stage. This doesn’t really suit her boyfriend, who leaves her (for her best mate, although she’s not really seen and this doesn’t seem to be a big issue).
It’s a fun film, especially the dark humour. Parts didn’t really work all that well for me, especially the very clunky use of the Paul Simon song that gave the film its title. But, even though I felt that Donna had the self-focusing Girls-like annoying personality, she was quite a strong character who had a good support network and was able to stand up for herself when needed. I do always like seeing Richard Kind and David Cross on screen, though I felt their characters were not really needed in the story. It’s worth a watch, unless you find humour about women’s bodies and the like uncomfortable or not funny.