NOBODY WALKS (Ry Russo-Young). 82 minutes. Some subtitles. Opens Friday (October 12). See times. Rating: NN
Ry Russo-Young, whose indie resumé includes co-writing Hannah Takes The Stairs and co-starring in The Color Wheel, strikes out on her own with this study of confused creative types in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake.
Martine (Juno's Olivia Thirlby) is a rising young artist who comes to stay with older couple Julie and Peter (Rosemarie DeWitt and John Krasinski) while she works on an experimental film - and quickly sends their marriage spinning out of balance. She's not a bad person; she's just young and naive, which in Nobody Walks means "will dry-hump anyone who shows her the slightest interest." And everything plays out exactly as you think it will.
I can see why the actors would be drawn to the project - there's so much emoting! - but Nobody Walks is one of those ensemble dramas that feel like they were a lot more interesting to work on than to watch.