Love on the run.
Zoë Kravitz and Emile Hirsch play a fate-matched couple in the uneven but striking indie movie Roxxy, (aka Vincent N Roxxy), whose wild swings between slow-burn love story and explosive crime drama will take many viewers off guard.
The pair are thrown together after Hirsch’s scruffy white knight Vincent rescues Kravitz’s punk princess Roxxy from attack, and a tentative romance ensues when she comes to stay at his old family home in small-town Louisiana, which he shares with short-fused brother JC (Emory Cohen) and JC’s bartender girlfriend (Zoey Deutch).
There are cosy interludes at the carnival and an abandoned drive-in. But we know the idyll won’t last. After all, writer-director Gary Michael Schultz has been dropping hints all along about each character’s threatening past. Be warned. It goes all Taxi Driver at the end. Which will be jarring for some but thrillingly right for others.
Certificate 15. Runtime 98 mins. Director Gary Michael Schultz
Available on DVD & Digital from Signature Entertainment.