📺 The Boy Downstairs (2017) | FilmRise / HBO

Watched The Boy Downstairs (2017) from FilmRise / HBO
Directed by Sophie Brooks. With Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos. A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend's apartment building.

Watched while doing other things around the house. Seems okay, but not great–just not my kind of picture really. Seems a fitting picture of the relationships of millennials for those looking at them in the media.

There was in intriguing scene in a restaurant in which the Diana, the main character portrayed by Zosia Mamet, wants some lemon, but is told that it’s only available in one of the other dishes. After a bit of “Who’s on First” business, she ultimately accepts it and the firm waiter punctuates that she’s getting “zero lemons”. Watching this, I can’t help but think of the restaurant scene in Five Easy Pieces and Jack Nicholson ordering a side order of toast. It’s very telling where we were and where we’ve come when comparing these two scenes.

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