Potato Potahto (2017)

dir. Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Potato Potahto is about two people who are forced to keep living together after a divorce. Presumably the title refers to how the two of them are different yet the same, but the title is never actually referred to in the movie at any point so that’s pure conjecture. Either way, if you’re expecting a movie which examines the struggles and conflicts of divorce in a realistic domestic setting, stop expecting that, because this movie has guns! Potato Potahto is buoyed along by scarily fast pacing, zipping from scene to scene, situation to situation and genre to genre without much breathing time. In fact, the movie is in such a rush that it cuts off one of its own characters mid-word at the very end, so we can be taken to the closing credits’ R&B music video quicker. Blink and you’ll miss it.

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