Take one part Groundhog Day, add one part Multiplicity, then dip in a thick dark comedy coating and you have got Andover. Not only does this exceptional movie take you on a journey through the lives and choices of very relatable and likable individuals, it forced me to ask questions of myself which, in more cases than I could have ever expected, I was surprised at my own answers. I found my internal pendulum swinging back and forth while I waited to find out where I would land on issues I thought I had already clear cut answers for walking in. Not only did I laugh at the well-crafted and executed dark humor, but just as often, I found myself as explored the question "what would I do?" and finding the answers to not be as black and white as I thought they were.
Johnathan Silverman is wonderful, proving that he has continued to develop his impeccable sense of comedic timing over the years while proving his range goes far beyond what I would have ever expected. Jennifer Finnigan absolutely shines with exceptional performances all around. But most impressive to me was how writerdirector Scott Perlman boldly and unabashedly takes aim at several highly polarizing concepts head on by wrapping them in thick coating of dark comedy, proving that if you get it just right, you can create a thought provoking movie that is highly enjoyable regardless of where you might stand on any specific subject.
I only wish it had been shown in more theaters as I haven't had many people to discuss where they landed and if this movie made them rethink their beliefs the same way it did me. But I guess that is part of the fun. Hopefully it will be on VOD in the near future.
Review by cyberdan2002 from the Internet Movie Database.