Directed By: Andrew Bujalski

Starring: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker, Anthony Michael Hall, Tishuan Scott, Zoe Graham, David Bernon, and Constance Zimmer

You may have noticed that I've been quiet on the independent film front lately.  The reason for this is that I have a day job, and my personal life has kept me fairly busy lately.  With this, I've slowed down my pace a bit.  All that being said, I haven't forgotten about STMR or my love of the big screen.  As of this past weekend, I've started getting back into the latest and greatest at the box office to get into the summer movie season.  I'm on a strict regiment of good movies, or so I hope.  That begins with the gym-themed romantic comedy Results.

Danny (Kevin Corrigan) is a recent divorcee.  Unlike the typical husband who goes off to live a sad, lonely life, Danny goes off to live a sad, lonely, and rich life.  Shortly after his divorce, he inherits a large sum of money from his mother and stepfather in Austin, Texas.  The New York City resident decides to move down there and change things up in his life.  However, wealth isn't what it's cracked up to be.  The mansion in which Danny lives only exacerbates his loneliness and isolation.  To change things and to get in shape in the process, Danny hires a personal trainer through the local Power4Life gym.  Her name is Kat (Cobie Smulders).

Running every day and working like a machine, Kat is one of the busiest and most reliable trainers at Power4Life.  Still, her employment there doesn't come without complications.  Having had previous romantic entanglements with gym owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) that did not end particularly well, Kat is proverbially on a lonely isle within Power4Life.  With this in mind, she's not Trevor's first pick to serve as the personal trainer for Danny.  However, she's able to convince her ex-lover and current supervisor otherwise and soon begins working with her newly wealthy client.  One messy love triangle ensues as Trevor fights to expand Power4Life.

Every now and then, I come across a film that's right up my alley.  Quirky, low key, and oddly enough romantic, Results is that movie for me right now.  Director Andrew Bujalski uses an interesting premise with the Power4Life gym and the crazy personal trainers at this facility.  With a terrific soundtrack laced with jams and a colorful world for Bujalski's colorful characters to inhabit, the production value of this indie romantic comedy is quite impressive.  All in all, Results is one well-made and thoroughly entertaining flick that flexes its comedic muscles.

With the cast Bujalski has assembled, there's no doubt that Results boasts some intriguing characters.  After all, we've got a realist, a zen master, and a clown headlining the movie.  For her part as realist Kat, Cobie Smulders gives us one straight arrow who runs quite a bit.  Channeling a bit of the badass we see from her as Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she brings an undeniable seriousness that works comically.  For his part as zen master Trevor, Guy Pearce delivers one cool cucumber.  He's the antithesis of Smulders.  Given their characters' romantic entanglements, this certainly enables them to have terrific chemistry on screen.  Finally, we have Kevin Corrigan as Danny the clown.  He's the zany, offbeat character who mixes things up with everyone else on screen.  He brings just the right amount of quirkiness to really spice up our leading trio.

Results is my kind of movie.  It's a romantic comedy with both tough and silly sides.  Andrew Bujalski and his cast do not disappoint at all.  Have some wine coolers with this one.  Results gets a 0.03% rating.