my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Detective Downs
Director:   Bard Breien
Year:   2013
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.20.13

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.20.13Alamo LakelineThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2013
I signed up for this one out of morbid curiosity because ususally the fest has a handful of these that they pick specifically because they're better than you think they'd be. That holds true in this case as well.

The story is a son of a police detective wants to be a private investigator but he has Down syndrome so nobody takes him seriously, until one day someone hires him for real. The movie manages to have its cake and eat it too in that it's funny and plays on the disability without coming off as exploitative or mean and it delivers a decent noir mystery and emotional character arcs to boot. Plus its shot well and all that technical whatnot. Really the only problem I had was their use of a Living La Vida Loca cover over the end credits. I hate having that song stuck in my head.

Liked it a lot.