A 666-Character Review of ‘Fry Day’
Fry Day is a cutesy mumblecore short that takes place on Bundy’s execution day. Director Laura Moss takes viewers on a PG-rated journey of exploitation that focuses on our manipulative tendencies rather than violence or sex. While beautifully shot and framed, as well as featuring a marvelous cast (actors playing high schoolers who actually look like high schoolers and not people in their mid-thirties), the film fell kind of flat. I’m all about open-ended movies that make you dig deep, and this felt surface-level to me. I kept waiting for some sort of reveal and there was none. However, the final scene exuded a sense of uneasiness that is not easily achieved.