(Reviewed from VHS screener.)
"Moving" is a bit of a wacky yarn about a guy who
comes home one day to find ... his house has left
him. Or more properly -- someone has stolen his
house, "no, not robbed - stole!" He eventually hooks
up with his best friend (since grade school) and they
embark on a road trip farce in search of his abode,
which is balanced by their well-scripted bickering.
Despite the verbal sparring, their friendship is
The tale is spiced with juicy oddities: 1) a
neighbor slob that can't stop eating and whose
unkempt lawn plays host to some unseen mini-beast, 2)
a ZZ Top wannabe dropping cryptic messages at random,
3) a thief who nabs their steering wheel (they're
forced to drive with vice-grips) etc. Save for the
occasional drift into nearly sensible philoso-babble,
the picture "moves" along in a sort of American
Solid camera work and editing, good sense of
humor, decent acting by the leads and some
secondaries, though other secondaries are weak.
Mostly fun and compelling, though (like some Python
skits) "moving" goes a bit long losing it's hard
earned momentum towards the last third.
Overall, high caliber for an indie of this nature.
These guys certainly deserve a future in the
filmmaking world. I'd like to see their next
Btw, loved the smoking barrel scene.