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Cas & Dylan

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Great actors stuck in predictable road-trip flick.

Movie NR 2015 90 minutes
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Dreyfuss and Maslany are both excellent actors: He's an Academy Award winner, and she basically teaches a master class in acting playing multiple clones in Orphan Black. Despite the potential for actorly chemistry in this movie, the bland, predictable screenplay makes it hard to excuse the thin material even if the actors are great. They have a couple of good conversations (he can't come up with a decent suicide note; she's a liar who can't really figure out how to get what she wants), and they share a touching evening having dinner with an old couple who've been married seemingly forever.

But otherwise, nothing truly funny, interesting, or life-changing happens along the way. Director Jason Priestley (of 90210 fame) obviously had good intentions to make a poignant little film, but it just doesn't quite work. Cas and Dylan are neither particularly likable, nor does their friendship blossom in a way that will endear them to audiences -- although at least by the end, Dylan is doing something smart for the first time in her young adult life.

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