On a purely personal level I love dark comedies. They are also one of the harder genres to pull off because the writer, actors, and filmmakers need to walk a very thin line of keeping things funny while maintaining the tone. When they work, though, they work like gangbusters and trailer for the upcoming Netflix original movie Shimmer Lake looks promising on that front. To find the humor and absurdity of a crime and the lengths people must go to solve it will this an interesting project if nothing else.
Summary: Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother.
Shimmer Lake is directed and written by Oren Uziel and stars Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, Adam Pally, and John Michael Higgins. It will stream to Netflix on June 9, 2017.
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