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Aardvark (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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The aardvark has evolved to be one of a kind. You could say the same of Josh Norman.

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Brian Shoaf

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Quinto ... Josh Norman
Jenny Slate ... Emily Milburton
Sheila Vand ... Hannah
Jon Hamm ... Craig
Tonya Pinkins ... Abigail
Dale Soules ... Lucille
Marin Ireland ... Jenny
Peter Grosz ... Anthony
Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Davenham
Stephen Schnetzer ... Don Herremans
Noah Robbins ... Daniel
Brigid Ryan
James Joseph O'Neil
Michael Oberholtzer ... Brent
Alex Kramer ... Rob
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Emily Milburton is a therapist who is struggling with personal problems. Things change when she meets her new patient, Josh Norman, who is mentally ill. Josh starts to develop feelings for Emily but things get interesting when Emily falls for Josh's brother, Craig. Written by ibrahim-81450

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues, language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Emily Milburton: You told me I could always come to you.
Don Herremans: But I didn't mean it.
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a bad haircut and questionable reality
12 April 2018 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. The feature film debut from writer/director Brian Shoaf benefits from the talented cast he has assembled. I do wonder about his initial "pitch". The film opens with barely-there lighting as we watch a zoo-based aardvark borough through his tunnels. We can only assume prospective producers were not clued into such an oddball opening scene. Of course as the film progresses, the tie-in becomes obvious - maybe too much so.

Zachary Quinto stars as Josh, a young man who tries to take ownership of his issues by scheduling sessions with Emily, a therapist played by Jenny Slade. See, Josh has a bad haircut, some type of undiagnosed psychosis, and to top it off, his very successful older brother is back in town - an event causing much consternation for Josh (and soon for Emily as well).

We are never really sure of Josh's mental illness or affliction, but we do know he has visions and hallucinations. The most serious of these are when he imagines his brother has morphed into other beings/characters just to mess with him. Much of our time is spent trying to discern who is real and who Josh is imagining. When Craig, his polar opposite brother, actually appears, it turns out to be Jon Hamm. Emily then proves herself to be the world's worst therapist as she begins sleeping with her patient's brother - the source of his anxiety.

Emily admits to a history of man trouble and poor judgment in this area. It turns out she and Josh are both lonely souls, and charming actor-brother Craig may be the key for both of them. Along the way, Josh befriends Hannah (Sheila Vand from the terrific A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) and they seem to bond (in spite of Josh being Josh). Of course, we are left to ponder if Hannah is real or not - at least until the film's final scene.

There is a running gag here that Emily is not a doctor, but rather a licensed practitioner. It appears to be the only real attempt at humor outside of having one of the Sonic commercial guys bump into Emily on her morning jog. Mental illness and loneliness are subjects that require a deft touch, and though director Shoaf seems to be striving for quirky, his film desperately needed to push the envelope much further. This one comes off just a bit too simple and clean. The best line in the movie, "I miss the things that weren't there", also sums up the feeling most of us will have after watching this one


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