Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
by Kenneth B. Goldberg
Jan 23, 2013 | 13598 views | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansky on the HBO series Girls.

Karpovsky plays Nick, a young film editor who balances his trials and tribulations in relationships with women, his business partner Darryl (played by Tarik Lowe), and Darryl's fiancee Jamie (played by Arielle Kebbel).

The film was written by Lowe and director Daniel Schechter, who were set on making a low-budget film and ended up making a semi-autobiographical movie. They succeed in catching a snapshot of upper middle-class lives of the characters, who are not necessarily struggling artists, but working in fields that they want to be in and surrounded by a sophisticated circle of friends.

Karpovsky is obviously influenced by the films of Woody Allen, but puts his own spin on the nerdy intellectual struggling with his inept social skills. For example, in one scene he admits to an actress he is working with that he has serious mother issues, but instead of coming off as weak he finds a way to work through all his issues in a somewhat dignified manner.

Supporting Characters is a coming of age film, but the characters still have a long way to go. All in all, though, the film is a success and it's interesting to get insight into a new generation.

The film will be available through video on demand on January 23 and a limited theatrical release in New York on the 25.

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