Watch This: Wyatt Cenac carefully negotiates intimacy in a talky San Fran romance
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Arriving in select theaters Friday, The End Of The Tour belongs to a fine tradition of movies that feature little more than two actors gabbing at each other. We’ve lined up five days of the same, recommending some fine two-person talkfests.
Medicine For Melancholy (2008)
Writer-director Barry Jenkins’ debut Medicine For Melancholy is most often noted for its conversations, provocative tête-à-têtes between its two characters, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Joanne (Tracey Heggins), who spend a day ambling around San Francisco, sparring over interracial relationships, gentrification, and wealth inequality. Indeed, Micah and Joanne’s talk is striking and thought-provoking, but so is their action, as Melancholy is the rare chatty two-hander in which body language speaks louder than words.
The pair awakens together after a one-night stand at a house party and …