Sundance 2014: David Cross’ ‘Hits’ Is as Mean and Cynical as You’d Hope (Flavorwire)

by Brendan O'Malley January 22, 2014

Sundance 2014: David Cross’ ‘Hits’ Is as Mean and Cynical as You’d Hope (Flavorwire)

PARK CITY, UTAH: The phrase “equal-opportunity offender” is tossed around with such shrugging carelessness that it’s all but lost its fangs; you mostly hear it used by shock jocks and racists. But it seems about the only appropriate way to describe the authorial voice of stand-up comic, Mr. Show co-creator, and, now, feature filmmaker David Cross, whose debut picture Hits premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival. In it, Cross faces the rather challenging task of sustaining a narrative that dislikes pretty much every character that inhabits it. But that’s also what makes the film audacious — you’ve got to admire Cross’s consistency.

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