Come Play struggles as a feature-length film. Adapted from Jacob Cohen’s scary short Larry, the movie sees husband and wife Sarah (Gillian Jacobs) and Marty (John Gallagher Jr.) and their son Oliver (Azhy Robertson) adjusting to a new normal. Marty is in the process of moving out, ostensibly because of friction between him and Sarah over his lack of involvement with their son’s speech therapy sessions, which Oliver needs because of his autism diagnosis. Around the same time, Marty finds a discarded iPad and gifts it to Oliver, unwittingly introducing Larry. This monster manifests itself through screens but hopes to break into the real world eventually. Much like in The Babadook, Larry lives in a children’s story. His is called The Misunderstood Monster, which makes it clear Larry yearns for a friend. While it is a timely comment on screentime, it is not terrifying, becoming disjointed during its longer runtime as it contradicts its message by requiring viewers to stare at a screen for even longer.