Apparently Netflix knows my taste better than I do some days. I watched this movie for two reasons, one it was relatively short and two, Netflix seemed to think I would fall somewhere between liking it and really liking it. Well they were right, this time.
Girl Walks into a Bar is a quirky little independent movie starring a cavalcade of people you remember from other movies and TV shows. We start out with Nick (Zachary Quinto), a dentist who is in a bar to meet someone he doesn’t know. He’s expecting a man but it turns out to be a woman, Francine Driver (Carla Gugino). But she can do what he needs, kill his wife. But she wants more than what was originally decided, so Nick has to go secure more funds. Meanwhile Francine strikes up a conversation with Henry (Aaron Tveit) while waiting. Unfortunately Henry has very light fingers and makes off with her wallet and other important things out of her purse. With help from the bartender Francine set’s off on a quest to recover her items. Through a series of different bars Francine’s and Nick’s story-lines and the lives of the other movie characters cross paths.
I call this movie quirky because I really can’t think of any other word. There are funny parts but I wouldn’t say comedy, there are some thoughtful parts but no where near dramatic. And thankfully it chooses not embrace the whole romantic-comedy vision, even though it could’ve easily went there. Okay maybe it’s bit of rom-com lite mixed in now that I think about it, but subtle and doesn’t send me running screaming for the hills. The vignette style means that even though a couple of segments are a bit slow it doesn’t drag down the rest of the movie.
It’s not going to be on your top ten best movies of all time but definitely worth a look.