After a failed marriage and multiple suicide attempts, Ben (Thomas Middleditch) finds himself searching for the meaning of life. He learns one day that he almost had an adopted sister and sets out to find her, only to find himself falling in love with her, Hanna (Jess Weixler). Hanna is the spontaneous, adventurous, confident spirit that Ben needs so badly in his directionless life. She explains that they both are brought together by “Quantum Entanglement” and while the Film centers on the passionate love affair between Ben and Hanna, ultimately Entanglement is a journey of self-discovery and about learning to let-go of the painful past.
We appreciate the unique perspective that Writer Jason Filiatraut and Director Jason James take in examining mental illness. While the subject matter is dark and heavy, the Film opts to take a lighter tone finding the humour in Ben‘s journey. With various animated sequences, we see the world through Ben‘s eyes unsure whether we are witnessing a hallucination or reality.
Fans of HBO‘s Silicon Valley see some range in this understated performance by Middleditch. He is flawed and this helps us identify with him. Weixler who quietly has honed her craft with work on Television Series The Good Wife and Films like criminally-underseen The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, is charming and scene-stealing. Diana Bang (The Interview) while utilized sparingly, is likable as Ben’s supportive neighbour Tabby. A curveball is thrown at us late, but it all makes perfect sense.
Thunderbird Entertainment release ENTANGLEMENT in select cities Friday, February 9, 2018.