Chris Lowell

'Beside Still Waters' founders in inanity

'Beside Still Waters' founders in inanity

It's reunion time at a wooded lake house for a bunch of old friends in co-writer and director Chris Lowell's indie comedy-drama "Beside Still Waters."

Host Daniel (Ryan Eggold) just lost his parents in a car accident, but none of the invited friends — who include a flirty ex (Britt Lower) with the new fiancé (Reid Scott), a vain reality TV star (Brett Dalton), a sweethearts-turned-sour married couple (Erin Darke and Will Brill) — made it to the funeral.

You'd think this would make things awkward and worthy of introspection among supposedly chummy chums, but no, scenes of drinking, drug use, dumb games and sex with the wrong person are the currency of movies...

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