The hardest part about understanding Krisha, before watching it, is pronouncing the title correctly. Did you have an “n” in the title? I called it Krishna for days before watching it and realizing I was wrong.
Krisha is also apparently a name. What a time to be alive!
And uhhh. I uhhh. I have nothing else to say about this movie. Let’s just get into it.
First scene unfortunately reminds me of Army of Darkness.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time where people eat food and watch football and get ready to shop before and after. The most American holiday. More American than Christmas, because Christmas is mostly about spending money, and only somewhat about eating, with zero football. Some people also spend time with family, but they are weird.
This is one of those weird families!
Krisha (Krisha Fairchild) hasn’t had a Thanksgiving with her family in ten years. She is old though and they have invited her back after some problems. She isn’t even the oldest one there! Her mom (Billie Fairchild) will be there too.
And well, most of it is normal Thanksgiving things. A big ass turkey. Food prep. Horse play. Watching pornos. The normal stuff.
And a lot of talking. But eventually, in the final 20-30 minutes, some drama will happen and yelling and bad things.
Also featuring, well, fuck it, here is the whole cast: Atheena Frizzell, Augustine Frizzell, Bill Wise, Bryan Casserly, Chase Joliet, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Rose Nelson, Alex Dobrenko, Robyn Fairchild, and Victoria Fairchild.
Yep, just talking and smoking. Thanksgiving is the best.
I posted the full cast list for a reason. First of all, I don’t really remember the names of the family members that were actually important. Most of them do not have IMDB pictures so that makes it difficult to really figure it out.
And secondly, at least half of the cast is related. Half of the cast play characters with their same first name. It is clear for the most part this film is about a real family that, for all I know, is actually experiencing these same issues. So the director or writer did this to add realism to the film. That could be considered genius, I call that lazy.
Half of the cast are not actors, so realism aside, this type of thing shows. Most of them are the background characters, but it is still just a very strange experience.
As for the film, the drama all comes at the end, so most of the first hour of the film is just waiting. Watching people do normal things and have normal conversations. Waiting and waiting. They don’t have you waiting too long, because the film is only 80 minutes, but an hour is still incredibly long.
This movie was based on a short, which I imagine got to the point in a much smaller amount of time. And frankly, they should have kept it this way. Because when the bad things started to happen, and the screaming, it was too little, too late. I lost interest. The acting was fine from our main character, but it didn’t even seem like a big deal.
Krisha is a very forgettable experience, both in terms of story and who is even involved in the project.