For my last movie review of the year, I reviewed Somebody’s Darling at The Slaughtered Bird:
The vague intimations of a plot made themselves known about 45 minutes in, but by then it became difficult to maintain attention. Something about a high-class college fraternity led by Christian, a handsome young man existing somewhere on the mid-to-high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Sarah, hostile to fraternities and romantic relationships in general, goes to Christian’s frat party; says some mean things to him that are supposed to make the audience stand up and shout, “You go, (person who identifies as a) girl;” and storms out. Then she meets him again on campus and they sort of strike up a friendship and there’s sort of a love triangle with them and some asshole in a baseball cap and then Christian gets sick.
Was this film my darling? Will it be yours? Click to find out!