The title character, a washed-up indie songbird in Los Angeles, awakes in bed with a strange man and pulls on a bloodied caterer’s tuxedo from the night before; I never did figure out what all that was about, but in any case this indie comedy keeps hurtling forward once Izzy learns by cell phone about her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party that evening, resolves to crash it, and tries to get from Santa Monica to Los Feliz in five hours without a dime to her name. Mackenzie Davis (Tully, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire) produced, stars, and gives an exhilarating, ultimately exhausting tour de force performance as Izzy; director Christian Papierniak focuses on the actress so intently that after a while she seems to be working in front of a mirror. With Lakeith Stanfield, Carrie Coon, Annie Potts, Alia Skawkat, and Joel Haley Osment.
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town
1 hour 26 min • 2017