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World premiere at the 2009 Berlinale.

BEESWAX revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren (played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie Hatcher) living in Austin, Texas. Jeannie co-owns a bright, candy-colored vintage clothing store. When a conflict with her business partner threatens to boil over, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, Merrill (Alex Karpovsky), who is recently graduated from law school and all too eager to try to fix the sisters' problems as a way of ignoring his own. Soon everyone is trying to lend each other a hand but nothing is going according to plan. Charming and intimate, this is a story about how we depend on our families (the kind we're stuck with and the kind we build for ourselves) and the beeswax that holds them all together. As in director Andrew Bujalski's earlier MUTUAL APPRECIATION and FUNNY HA HA, a deceptively modest premise gives way to the unavoidable foibles of humankind.

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2 members found this review helpful Created almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Fantastic performances -- the lightness of the touch could easily fall into pointlessness, but brilliantly carried by the cast. Kind of a Cassavettes film for the low-affect era. Highly recommended.

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2 members found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

It's like trying to leave a boring house party, but you cant exit because two people are leaning on the door and having a really long, uneventful conversation.

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1 member found this review helpful Created over 2 years ago.

I am quite certain that if I filmed my friends having random conversations about their day to day activities, it would be slightly more interesting than this movie was. I say this with the sincerity of a viewer who just volunteered a movie length slot of time to viewing this effort whose point eludes me.

Created 8 months ago.

Humanist filmmaking at its best, with incredibly deep and multifaceted characters drawn from a real life that is rarely depicted so well in films.

Created over 1 year ago.

Gave it all i had until the end - what a let down

Created over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

The film was overall okay. The acting was very natural. In fact, it felt like you were watching your friends engage in their own lives. However, there was not enough to the story. Still, I did enjoy watching these characters and settings. I enjoyed the character played by Alex Karpovsky, from the HBO series Girls.

Created almost 2 years ago.

This just never captured my interest. I couldn't gather any empathy for any of the characters, and I finally gave up. This must just be in a genre not for my head :(

Created about 2 years ago.

A bit confusing as to role of characters and this gets clearer as the movie progresses. A bit slow at times. Well acted.

Created over 2 years ago.

It was a good movie. Enjoyed the story.

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Created about 3 years ago.

Feels like Austin. Good movie.

Created over 3 years ago.

Frankly, this movie is just irritating. I was hoping for something redeeming to evolve...but it's just pedestrian.

0 of 2 members found this review helpful Created over 3 years ago.

looks like it might be good so i put it in my queue

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Created almost 4 years ago.

This is a really nice movie. Although it was subtle, and small in a way, it got at big ideas in a way that really held my attention all the way through, and made me think about it again and again.

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