Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs ★★★½

Narrative/documentary hybrid DJ set for high school malaise. Quickly reaches a hypnotic endless scrolling groove of shitty parties, masculinity contests, and campus boredom set to melancholy tunes you can dance to. The most compelling thread is the recurring Kevin, a talented creative with dreams of moving to LA but little belief in actually getting out there and making it. I loved Kevin’s musical interlude where he rehearses a song with him on vocals and guitar and a fellow musician on a cello; the only mic is on Kevin’s face, so the cello is barely audible and there is this tantalising and frustrating sense of Almost that I found quite moving.

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