Movie Review - One Bedroom
Sills-Evans plays Nate, a tall, skinny guy who has a way about him that reminds me of Dave Chappelle. His personality, way of speaking and sense of humor aren't that far flung from Chappelle's style or way of being. Nate moonlights as a DJ, but his day-job is at a barber shop. The actual place of Duckett Barber Shop on Nostrand Avenue is the real-life location used. He works alongside three other barbers who talk crap about anything and anyone, which is of course a long tradition in the African-American community.
Devin Nelson co-stars as Melissa, the aforementioned girlfriend. Melissa is a sixth-grade teacher who loves tea. She breaks up with Nate after five years together because she suspects him of cheating on her with various women. She's a strong and dominant woman. She's slightly reminiscent of women from Spike Lee's films. I also felt similarities to the titular character in Hav Plenty (1997). That film was about two people already broken up who perhaps flirt about getting back together. Here, Melissa has decided to leave Nate with no going back.
Not Rated but contains language and sexual references.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 23 mins.
In theaters on July 12 at Laemmle Music Hall.
Available on July 16 on DVD and VOD.