Harry & Max Movie Review
Curiously, writer-director Christopher Munch ("TheSleepy Time Gal") doesn't seem to think this is any big deal. In fact,despite over-writing and over-staging every scene for a maximum of shallowsoul-plumbing, Munch tries incredibly hard to be very nonchalant aboutall manner of sexuality (not just incest, but pedophilia too) in an apparentattempt to demonstrate that his characters are at least as well-adjusted-- or maybe as screwed up -- as anyone else. Only the older brother's drinkingproblem seems to raise a red flag in Munch's talky-talk plot.
The lead performances by Bryce Johnson (WB's "Popular"and MTV's "Undressed") and Cole Williams (of ABC's "8 SimpleRules...") ring with authenticity -- if you grant the premise thatthese two are just everyday guys. But the film seems to be nothing morethan an attempt to affirm a sense of I'm-OK-you're-OK normality for anyviewers with such issues in their own lives.