In the upcoming film “Shortcomings,” directed by Randall Park, we witness the end of a long-term relationship between Ben (played by Justin H. Min) and Miko (Ally Maki). The story revolves around the challenges of long-distance relationships and the difficulties of moving on after a breakup. Ben, still hung up on his ex and struggling to confront his own flaws, finds himself in a tricky situation.
In an exclusive clip from the movie, we see Ben and his best friend Alice (Sherry Cola) having lunch together. Ben vents about his ex-girlfriend Miko, but their conversation is interrupted when their food arrives. While Alice engages in a flirty conversation with the server, Ben’s attempt to get ketchup from an empty bottle leads to a surly outburst, causing discomfort for the women present. It becomes evident why Miko ended the relationship with him.
Critics praise Justin H. Min’s portrayal of Ben, skillfully balancing the character’s complexities without making him entirely unlikable. The film’s grounded perspective on human experiences resonates with viewers, making it a modern and long-awaited addition to the film industry.
“Shortcomings” also stars Debby Ryan, Jacom Batalon, and Sonoya Mizuno. The movie explores Ben’s journey as a struggling filmmaker living in Berkeley, California, and his exploration of new possibilities after Miko moves to New York for an internship. The film is set to hit theaters on August 4th.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Relationships
What is “Shortcomings” about?
“Shortcomings” is a film directed by Randall Park that explores the end of a long-term relationship between Ben and Miko. The story delves into the challenges of long-distance relationships and the process of self-discovery after a breakup.
Who plays the main character in the movie?
The main character, Ben, is portrayed by actor Justin H. Min.
When does “Shortcomings” release in theaters?
The film is set to hit theaters on August 4th.
What makes “Shortcomings” unique in the film industry?
“Shortcomings” stands out for its grounded and relatable perspective on human experiences, making it feel both modern and long overdue in the film industry.
Can you describe a key scene from the movie?
In a new exclusive-to-FilmSweep clip, we see Ben and his best friend Alice having lunch, where Ben’s emotional state and surly attitude disrupt the conversation and reflect the struggles he’s facing after the breakup.
Who are some other notable actors in the film?
Alongside Justin H. Min, the film stars Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Jacom Batalon, and Sonoya Mizuno.
What themes are explored in “Shortcomings”?
The film delves into themes of love, breakups, long-distance relationships, and the challenges of acknowledging one’s flaws and insecurities.
How is Ben’s character portrayed in the film?
Critics praise Justin H. Min’s performance, balancing the nuances of Ben’s character, making him complex and relatable despite his flaws.
Why should audiences watch “Shortcomings”?
The film offers a refreshing take on relationships and personal growth, providing a modern and overdue perspective that resonates with viewers.
More about Relationships
- “Shortcomings” Official Trailer: Watch Here
- Randall Park’s Directorial Debut: Read More
- Justin H. Min’s Interview at Sundance Film Festival: Read Interview
- FilmSweep’s Review of “Shortcomings”: Read Review
- Official Website for “Shortcomings” Film: Visit Website
- Cast and Crew of “Shortcomings”: Meet the Team
- “Shortcomings” Release Date and Theaters: Find Showtimes