17 July 2017 | davidthorpeal
Funny, Exhilarting, and Charming
Comedy, romance, thrilling action; few movies can manage to include all of these elements at once, but Imperfections does so and uses each element expertly. Following Cassidy, an aspiring actor who – thanks to her financial situation – starts a job delivering diamonds for her mother's new boyfriend. When her boss's son reveals a way for them to steal diamonds without harming their business by faking a robbery, the two plot to get rich quick. Their plan is easier said than done however, and trying to put it into action leads complications, from the return of Cassidy's drug-dealing ex to entanglement with local gangsters. The cast, featuring familiar faces such as Zach McGowan (Shameless and The 100) and Virginia Kull (Boardwalk Empire), all seem to fit perfectly for their roles. The characters are realistic and relatable, and make you want to see them all succeed – even when they are at odds with each other. The writing in the film is phenomenal as well. Each character has their own hidden motives, all eventually revealing themselves and intertwining to make for a complex and interesting story. For a fun and unique heist movie, I have to recommend giving Imperfections a watch.