Indie Film Review: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Courtesy of 20sb, I received the opportunity to review and administer a giveaway for the Indie film It’s Not You, It’s Me by Nathan Ives. I was actually really ecstatic when I received the email because I love Indie films and watching and reviewing movies. I’ve also missed hosting a giveaway on 6birds, so this gives me a chance to host one again!

Review (Spoiler-free)

Like Side Effects, this movie’s trailer left a lot of mystery. Upon first watching the trailer, I had an idea of what it was going to be about, but upon watching the movie, I realized I wasn’t given a huge piece to the puzzle1 — a piece that made a big difference in the way I saw the movie.

The casting was brilliant; I admire the diversity between the actors in their talent and what they could bring to their characters. One of the reasons I really like indie films is that they don’t always use a lot of the actors commonly seen in the genre of the film, which gives me a chance to see some fresh faces and feel like it’s more real.

Although it was a romantic comedy and I laughed until my eyes watered, It’s Not You, It’s Me had more seriousness to it as a whole. Rather than watching a Hollywood film filled with cliches and predictable moments, I watched something that felt genuine and subtle. The characters were well-developed and constantly developing, and they each had their own vices and virtues. The ambiguity was something I was able to greatly relate to, and getting inside their heads throughout the film was a unique touch. While I feel like the movie was cut slightly short2, I still think it was brilliant; I enjoyed it for the same reason I enjoyed The Lake Effect.

Similar movies

If you liked Friends With Benefits, Every Day or The Break-Up, then you’ll like this movie. The theme is similar to that of  The Lifeguard.

Where to buy

You can buy it on Amazon, iTunes or IndieReign.

Giveaway

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  1. This is kind of a pun.
  2. I would have liked for things to have been dragged out slightly more, even if for only ten additional minutes.

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