|Running time:||106 minutes|
|Release date:||31 december 2021|
Covering a festival like Tribeca often means discovering independent films that don't necessarily have the means to bring a film to life, but fortunately also an important pool of new talent. Certainly, the young director Nicole Rodenburg has given herself the means to make her first film, which she co-produced, for which she is responsible for the editing but also for the screenplay, and for which she has been given the female lead. This total professional investment can be felt in the film, which benefits from a gripping script, solid acting, as well as meticulous photography and effective direction.
As the world comes out of a confinement or even returns to it for some countries, this road movie, too typical of the comedies of the 80's and 90's, is a tempting offer of escape and knows how to make us laugh as well as move us. We follow the journey of two mismatched strangers, Jesse (Nicole Rodenbug) and Alan (Colin Froeber), who confront their fears of intimacy and inadequacy as they take a low-budget children's theater tour in a minivan through the frozen upper Midwest. As is, the script may not seem compelling, yet Nicole Rodenburg's skillful script and direction perfectly capture our attention.
Glob lessons is a touching look at the American heartland and the mismatched duo who must perform short plays in schools. The difficulty is all the greater because at the beginning the current does not pass between Jesse and Alan but as their tour progresses, they will learn not only to know each other better but also to appreciate each other. Making really endearing her two characters, the director succeeds in her first film and we can only recommend it.
Directed by Nicole Rodenburg
Produced by Reilly Myklebust, Nicole Rodenburg, Colin Froeber
Written by Colin Froeber, Nicole Rodenburg
Starring Colin Froeber, Nicole Rodenburg, Edmund Donovan
Music by Matthew Ricketts
Cinematography : Dean Peterson
Edited by Nicole Rodenburg
Release date : June 12, 2021 (Tribeca)
Running time : 106 minutes
Seen on June 14, 2021 (Tribeca Festival Online press access)