Friendships are tested in this mellow hybrid between a documentary and a drama. Cronies‘ style references sitcoms like The Office and Parks & Rec with its breaking the fourth wall, but struggles to say much new.
The racial element to the trio’s semi-enforced friendship is the most interesting thing about it, with Drew regularly challenged – often unnecessarily – to match up to his black friends’ hood posturing.
There’s humour and strong identity within each character, but the plot does little to enthral. The same conflicts play out with little development – a fault which could be excused if the film were funnier.
The delicious, heat-drenched black and white cinematography and the light-hearted camaraderie makes Cronies an enjoyable but repetitive film.
CAST: George Sample III, Zurich Buckner, Brian Kowalski
DIRECTOR: Michael Larnell
WRITERS: Michael Larnell
SYNOPSIS: Louis and Jack have been friends since forever, so how could anything as lame as adulthood change that? One hot summer day, Louis makes plans with his new friend Drew, and Jack refuses to get left behind, both metaphorically and literally. 24 hours later, everything has changed.