Talk about a movie you just want to run in the back ground so that your home doesn’t feel like a quiet place. What attracted me to this movie was ultimately Aubrey Plaza who I really learned to appreciate from the Parks and Recreation show. In this movie she plays a lesbian fitness coach who has a major thing for the chick in the middle of the photo above Martha played by Natasha Lyonne who is also a lesbian.
Basically this movie is about the two sisters (the girls on the left) trying to get away with accidentally killing this gross guy. But in the process they get blacked mailed into having to pay $25,000 dollars to make the body disappear or getting turned in to the authorities.
This movie is a comedy but is not by any means super funny. I think I giggled at one part in this film. It was sort of entertaining and was not to long so I was able to finish it out to the end. The story seemed to flow fairly nicely and it stuck to the plot.
Judy Greer plays Shannon who is the one sister who is struggling with a sex addiction and has come right out of rehab. Even though it didn’t seem to help her much because her therapist lover rigged the system so that she was released early. Shannon does a great job of playing this character as she just about screws every other man she meets and happens to be more crazy about having sex than the guys she is screwing.
The other sister Martha is really a good sister as she does everything she can to help her sex addicted sister to recover and then get away with the killing. Her main hang up is trying to find a girlfriend and even though she has her eye out for this one chick there is the fitness coach Kelly who she won’t give the time of day too.
The ways these girls try to come up with the money to pay off the black mailers is sorta funny despise the fact they pretty much fail at getting the amount of money they need. There lack of anxiety for the situation they get themselves into is quite surprising as they do a horrible job taking care of the dead body and spend most their time caring about their own personal lives.
Addicted to Fresno ends nicely with happy endings.. well for most people, at least the main characters. This film is really just average, with average people, in an average town, with normal lives, and average jobs. I guess it’s relatable, but this film didn’t really do much for me and I have seen a great number of better ones. This movie is worth receiving a Three out of Ten.