ABC Film Challenge – Romance – C – Crash Pad (2017)
Director: Kevin Tent
Writer: Jeremy Caralino (Screenplay)
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Nina Dobrev, Thomas Haden Church, Dan Gill, Nils Hognestad
Plot: A hopeless romantic, who thinks he’s found true love with an older woman, learns that she’s married and that the fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband.
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Crash Pad starts when Stensland (Gleeson) learns that the woman he has been sleeping with Morgan (Applegate) is married. She has just been waiting for an affair from her husband Grady (Church). Stensland with nothing in his life takes the news badly and threatens to tell Grady.
When Grady arrives at Stensland’s apartment he ends up moving in to take Stensland out of his bubble. Enjoying his younger years like he used to, leading to an unlikely partnership.
Thoughts on Crash Pad
Crash Pad is a comedy that will highlight the generational differences between two people. Who are both wanting to be involved with the same woman. We get to see how the husband and the fling end up going on a journey of dealing with problems in life of alcohol and drugs. In a twisted game to get one over the woman, even if they know it isn’t the right thing in life. It shows how having a broken heart will make you do strange things in life.
The performances are good in the film with Domhnall Gleeson keeping the inappropriate comments feeling like a nature part of his life. Thomas Haden Church bring the overcompensating man adds for laughs. Though the female characters don’t get enough attention to what is going on, just being used for the odd moment. Rather than giving the full bonding the guys get in the film.
Final Thoughts – Crash Pad is a comedy that shows just how crazy people will go with a broken heart.