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Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Swearing, smoking, drinking in slight but appealing comedy.

Movie NR 2018 87 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Genuine, pure and balanced

It is great to see the film, where a woman is taking over the narrative, not for a woke-check and not for an oscar-bate, but simply because that is how the story rolls. The characters are written and executed brilliantly and the mood of the film is light and smooth.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

worst movie ever


This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

There's very little at stake in this spunky little indie comedy, and that's part of its charm. Davis is endearing, and the SoCal locations and characters are warmly, lazily quirky. Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town is a mini-quest, a hangover-induced micro-odyssey that encompasses little more than wandering around and having a weird day. But Christian Papierniak, making his feature-writing and directing debut, keeps the stakes just high enough to keep Izzy in a state of perpetual "I can't believe this." She's a flake, and most of her misfortune is her own fault, but she seems to realize that; her truthfulness is appealing.

Papierniak's choice of supporting actors and their own unusual situations is inspired, including Stanfield as a seductive helicopter pilot, Haley Joel Osment as a softie who's fallen in love with his one-night stand, Alia Shawkat as that one-night stand, and Annie Potts as a kind of neighborhood soothsayer. Though the story is romantically motivated, Papierniak avoids fairy-tale fluff and digs right into the heart of the matter. The movie truly comes alive when Izzy encounters her sister (Carrie Coon) and the two play a song together; the crossing close-ups of the women and the fury of the song come enticingly close to revealing Izzy's whole heart.

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