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Dennis Iliadis’ “Plus One” reminds me a little bit of Richard Kelly’s mindbending “Donnie Darko”. That movie really caught a lot of people by surprise and became a big ol cult hit over a decade ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if Iliadis counts Kelly’s film as one of his inspirations, cause his film certainly gives me that “Donnie Darko” vibe — only less depressing.
Check out the first trailer for “Plus One”. There’s also an official poster that’s, er, a tad risque, and I’m not sure how it actually fits into the movie. If I saw that poster, I would think the movie is about a young girl who becomes a stripper or something, not a wacky, head trip movie about three kids that are somehow stuck in some kind of time loop.
Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.
Starring Rhys Wakefield, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall, Rhoda Griffis and Logan Miller.
The film recently played at South by Southwest, and IFC announced that they’ve picked up the movie for Stateside distribution. No word on when you can see it yet, though I suspect a VOD release date is forthcoming.