SXSW Film Reviews: 'Plus One'
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Reviewed by Ashley Moreno, Fri., March 15, 2013
Plus OneMidnighters, World Premiere
D: Dennis Iliadis; with Natalie Hall, Ashley Hinshaw, Logan Miller, Rhys Wakefield
Good news! The sci-fi thriller Plus One answers the question that has been plaguing us for years: If a meteor hits Earth and warps space-time, resulting in a duplicate of the woman you are having sex with, it is in fact more scary than hot. Predominantly set at a college house party, Plus One follows David (Wakefield) and his friend Teddy (Miller) as they come to terms with their changing lives. Jill (Hinshaw), David's ex, also attends. And just as they start arguing about David's inability to accept change – and just as Teddy gets close with a new friend, Melanie (Hall) – a supernatural phenomenon warps time, creating clones of the partygoers. As the original guests grow suspicious of the clones, mob mentality takes hold and the friends make increasingly dubious decisions. Fun and frightening, the film provides both a face-value thriller with gratuitous nudity and an interesting narrative on the nature of self.Thursday, March 14, 12mid, Alamo Ritz