A couple of weeks back, I spoke with David Munro, the kind and observant director of Full Grown Men, which opens tonight at Cinema Village after roaming the festival circuit for two years. Check out my indieWIRE interview and then see the movie, which is both worth your time and your effort. In other words, it's a good movie that needs as much attention as it can get. I've sat through enough trite coming-of-age stories to the point where most overly sentimental narratives make me gag as soon as I hear the first note of the first redundant pop song , but Full Grown Men actually works pretty well on its own terms. The dialogue isn't overwritten, the characters make sense (a guy in his thirties who doesn't want to grow up, his best friend who already has) and it's genuinely bittersweet -- not faux bittersweet, like, uh, that sun shiney movie with the VW van.
Here's the trailer for Full Grown Men.