Friday, October 14, 2016

Movie review: Easy

Watch as a diverse collection of Chicagoans explore love, sex, and technology in this star-studded original anthology. See how love can change us, life can be cruelly ironic, and similarities expose differences.

Jane Adams (Annabelle), Zazie Beetz (Noelle), Aya Cash (Sherri), Dave Franco (Jeff), Michael Chernus (Kyle), Jacqueline Toboni (Jo), Orlando Bloom (Tom), Kate Micucci (Annie), Hannibal Buress (Jason).

Easy is an interesting anthology that explores sex and relationships with a minor focus on the impact of technology. Each episode is different and explores a different aspect of relationships, to a lesser extent sexuality, and in some cases, the good or bad impact of technology. Couples trying to reignite their sex lives, challenging social perceptions, the irony of life slapping us in the face, and how a career can strain a relationship and more are presented for your viewing pleasure and contemplation.

The cast in Easy is fairly impressive, including some of the situations in which they are placed to perform. Adams was fun and interesting as always. Beetz was enjoyable, if a bit green feeling. Dave Franco was pretty good, as was Chernus and Toboni. Micucci, whom we have never seen more of before, was enjoyable as always as was Buress.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were solid and fairly standard for the most part, as we have come to expect from this streaming video outlet. Dialogue was well done, moving the storyline along with realistic depth. Sound and soundtrack were both enjoyable.

Easy is easy to like with decent production quality, a solid cast, and constantly changing stories that explore relationships and sexuality with both depth and humor. Those whose dislike their traditional values being challenged may want to pass on this one.

With some fairly graphic sexuality, nudity, adult situations, and questionable language, save this one for older teens and above.

Released: 2016
Reviewed: 9.28.16
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: TV Shows, TV Series, TV Comedy

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