Sundance review: "Nobody Walks"
Published: January 22, 2012 05:26PM
Updated: January 22, 2012 05:26PM
John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby in "Nobody Walks," playing in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute

“Nobody Walks”

U.S. Dramatic

** ½ (two and a half stars)

Beware the bohemian artist woman, Ry Russo-Young's drama teaches us. Martine (Olivia Thirlby), with her pixie haircut and free-wheeling sexuality, arrives in Los Angeles to work on the sound effects for her art-gallery video piece. She enters the home life of Peter (John Krasinski), a sound engineer, and Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), a psychologist, and inadvertently wreaks havoc. The performances, especially by DeWitt as the most level-headed one of the bunch, outpace the sketchy characterizations of the script (which Russo-Young wrote with “Tiny Furniture's” Lena Dunham).

-- Sean P. Means

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