PEOPLE PLACES THINGS
Director: James C. Strouse Starring: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams Verdict: Looking for a love that won’t possess him
A SURPRISE ( and welcome) about- face in acting style from New Zealand star Jemaine Clement ( the one with the glasses in comedy duo Flight of the Conchords) is the prime calling card of a wistful, low- key contemporary romantic comedy. Clement delivers some of his finest work as Will, a graphic artist in the slow process of picking up the pieces after his marriage is shattered by his wife’s infidelity. The meandering nature of some scenes will rouse impatience in some viewers, but there can be no denying there is definite quality and substance in play here. Co- stars Regina Hall.