January 20 - IN YOUR EYES (2014)

  Image credit: IMDB.com

Image credit: IMDB.com

IN YOUR EYES is a funny, touching rom-com with a compelling supernatural trick. Something about its direction feels like a network drama, though. The pacing and frequent use of montage feel like they’re straight out of a 30-minute NBC program, but a very good 30-minute NBC program. The success of this movie rides on the ability of its two leads to sell the aforementioned trick: two people have an unexplained connection with each other and can see and hear what the other sees and hears. They communicate with each other across the country and as their relationship develops, they each begin to realize that neither of the two are in the right place.

Both Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David are charming and believable as their respective characters, and pull off Joss Whedon’s script handily. No character or situation feels entirely realistic, but I don't think that was necessary to enjoy the movie. IN YOUR EYES is frequently funny and I had a good time watching it.

Tomorrow: On the Record