Quid Pro Quo 

Directed by Carlos Brooks

Regarding his debut's aesthetic–wherein a wheelchair-bound radio journalist investigates handicap wannabes–Brooks explains trying to evoke those seconds "between deep sleep and wakefulness." Too much vacillating between stories and styles, sadly, is exactly what keeps his film from being astute social commentary (delving into victimhood envy and fetishism) or an immersive psychological drama addressing embodied trauma. Instead we get whiffs of both but chewy chunks of neither; all tagged with an inexplicable R-rating (save for some intense dry-humping).

Opens June 13


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