20 October 2017 | MartinHafer
I just saw SCAFFOLDING at a film festival and was shocked when I saw that its current score is 7.5. I simply cannot understand this because the film was very dull...so dull I considered leaving the theater. The main problem is that the main character, Asher, was unlikable and his behavior rarely made sense. Additionally, the film confused me as he was supposed to be a senior in high school...but the actor looked to be between 25 and 30.
The story is essentially a snippet of Asher's life. Asher is an Israeli malcontent who perennially seems angry, sullen and self- defeating. The film tried to go for a TO SIR, WITH LOVE vibe but with such a surly, unpredictable and messed up protagonist, it really never worked. Additionally, I seriously wonder what the writer was trying to say with this film...as the story seemed without meaning or significance. Overall, a misfire.