On the back of the Blu-ray for Joshy, the description of the film begins with the following: “After his engagement suddenly ends…” How does it end “suddenly” you may be asking? Well, it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting and was one of many, many deviations from what could have been a cliché-filled movie. Joshy takes a simple concept and elevates it to new heights of unexpected comedic brilliance.
Joshy is a film about letting go and moving on after something unexpected derails your planned future. How Joshy (Thomas Middleditch) copes and ultimately overcomes the sudden tragedy that befalls him is both funny and moving. Along with his eclectic group of friends, Joshy is able to transcend his grief and become a stronger person as a result.
It’s a multi-layered film that could have been just another rowdy guy’s weekend film but grows into something more profound as he and his friends bond, drink, get high, and ultimately come to some profound realizations about their relationships and themselves.
But don’t worry. Along with all the profundity are plenty of wacky antics and shenanigans with a group of friends who do their best to help their friend while trying to keep their own lives together as well.
Special features include an Audio Commentary with writer/director Jeff Baena, actor/producer Adam Pally, and actor Thomas Middleditch.
For some unpredictable comedy, check out Joshy on Blu-ray!
Joshy is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download.