Cheree Franco
Owen Gleiberman
August 07, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Beeswax

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
100 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/07/09
director
Andrew Bujalski
distributor
The Cinema Guild
author
Andrew Bujalski
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Andrew Bujalski, the maestro of mumble- core (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation), must have realized he couldn’t just make another movie about ironic slackers in the Northeast dithering their way toward love — and he hasn’t, exactly. Beeswax, his new film, is about ironic slackers in Austin dithering their way toward…war over a small business. Jeannie (Tilly Hatcher), stern and in a wheelchair, and Corinne (Katy O’Connor), Jeannie’s diffident partner in a shabby-chic bohemian clothes boutique, must decide if they want to move forward or sue each other. There are fine, fresh observational moments, but the film is much ado about not so much. B?

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