Review: Addicted To Fresno

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A darkish comedy directed by Jamie Babbit, Addicted to Fresno combines laugh out loud moments while trying to push comedy cliques to the limit.

Martha (Natasha Lyonne) and Shannon (Judy Greer) are two sisters with a difficult relationship; typically, they couldn’t be more different. Martha is a hard working, selfless and optimistic hotel maid, whereas Shannon is a selfish, sex addict fresh out of rehab and always in trouble.

Martha is determined to keep her sister on the straight and narrow and gets her a job working with her at the same hotel in Fresno. But, naturally, Shannon lands the pair in serious trouble when she accidentally kills a hotel guest.

A hilarious plot develops as the two embark on an eventful journey to cover their tracks and dispose of the body, deal with blackmail and break a couple of hearts along the way.

Addicted To Fresno ultimately is a film that focuses on the complicated relationship of the two siblings and the great length Martha will go to help her sister while sabotaging her own life. Until,  eventually, enough will be enough and Shannon will be forced to take responsibility for her own actions.

All in all, Addicted to Fresno is a light-hearted, humorous comedy with brilliant performances by Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne. It does at times feel like the plot is trying too hard to be funny and different, but it’s definitely worth a watch.

Addicted to Fresno has been released on video on demand and will hit UK cinemas on the 9th of October.

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