3.6/5

Take Me (2017)

I can see not everyone coming away liking this indie film. If you fire it up anticipating riveting suspense, you’re going to be disappointed. Same holds true if you’re expecting a nonstop, rip-roaring comedy. Instead, what we have here are crafted bits of both, embedded in a brilliantly absurd premise and wonderfully offbeat story. The constant back-and-forth between the main characters drives this movie, and the performances of both actors are spot on. In all, the mix of comical bumbling and interpersonal/psychological tension, delivered without the pretense of asking the audience to think too hard about any of it, worked for me. So while this isn’t at the same level as the Duplass Brothers’ terrific 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed, this is still a fun one. 

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