Juvenile comedy can have its merits, but indie attempts at the genre always seem to muck it up.

Townies is a comedy about life's choices -- and at its most absurd it can be a genuinely funny film. The movie is about Jake (Tim Bensch), who works a slave-like pizza place job (oddly, he's alternately seen at the counter and on delivery runs). When he gets a chance to take a high-profile internship, he jumps at the chance, but things quickly sour, leaving him to choose whether to return to his slacker life or stick with the suits. Endless subplots -- a love story with an older woman (I think -- maybe she's just an older actress), even bigger loser friends, a jail sentence for petty theft, and something about a porn movie -- take the film on a series of alternate story lines, with hit and miss results.

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