40 minutes in, the tone of the film has clarified itself. Sometimes on paper the film read very broadly comic. Other times, it felt singularly dramatic. I had hoped I'd have a better understanding of the tone while shooting, but since we ran the gamut of emotions take-by-take, I was left even a bit more hazy. I can now safely say that this is a comedy. A dark... very dark... one at that, with a sense of fractured emotional baggage always just off screen, dictating everything the characters say and do. The best way I can accurately describe what we have, would be to say that this film resembles some sort of collaboration between the devil-may-care comic stylings of Judd Apatow, with the emotional rawness of a James Ponsoldt film. I've laughed out loud quite a bit, and I've also felt like I was punched in the gut(in a good way).
Hopefully as the edit continues, I get to still have my cake and eat it too.