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LINOLEUM (2022,USA) – 6/10

Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan) is one of those guys whose life works
incredibly boring. He lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife Erin (Rhea
Seehorn) and daughter Norom (Katelyn Nacon), and he works as a host of the popular –
science shows for children on local television. The time frame of the film is obvious
the eighties, and that’s why it all seems even more eccentric, and Cameron is clearly one of those guys who once had a lot of promise, but now is already on the threshold
in the fifties he thinks he wasted his life. He always dreamed that he would be
astronaut, but he remained in the shadow of the famous scientist father, but when the part
spaceship falls from orbit into his backyard, Cameron will finally
decide to fulfill your dream – to build a spaceship. And that in his garage.

This is the brief description of the plot of this eccentric and rather bizarre SF humor
dramas about a middle-aged guy who will deal with the crisis in an atypical way
middle age. The young man presented himself with this indie film at the festival in Austin
American filmmaker Colin West, and although he had some in “Linoleum” as well
interesting ideas, in the end it turned out somehow mediocre and completely strange. It’s a movie
that in which very soon reality and fantasy will begin to mix, realistic and
surreal, and the impasse that Cameron’s life has reached seems to increase even more
when his doppelgänger, i.e. a real astronaut, appears in his town.

A guy who looked like a younger and more successful Cameron will literally fall from the sky in
red convertible a few meters from Cameron, and this guy who is an astronaut
will take over his job. Things are about to get even more bizarre because Cameron’s daughter
and the son of the guy who fell from the sky were not only born on the same day, but very
quickly become best friends, and the ending of the film itself is especially confusing
which everything we saw before seems completely different. And I’m not something
expected from this film, but “Linoleum” was another in a series of new ones
of American indie films that remained unfinished.