AroView: An intimate micro-budget indie drama depicting the experience of an awkward, lonely first year University student who unexpectedly makes a connection with a girl at a fraternity party.
Admirably written, directed and starring newcomer Cooper Raiff, who proves brave enough to subvert gender stereotyping with what is at times an excruciatingly frank portrayal of loneliness and disconnection, one that is refreshingly devoid of cynicism. (Original title - “Shithouse”.)
“Though the film’s casual structure lulls you into thinking not much is going on, the gently shifting power dynamics between the characters, and a reversal of the traditional gender roles sets up an unexpectedly moving resolution.” ~L.A. TIMES