Katie Aselton stars in The Freebie
, which also marks her directorial debut. In addition, Aselton provided the outline from which she and her fellow actors improvised a script, such as it is.
Aselton plays Annie, while Dax Shepard (Idiocracy) plays her husband, Zach Braff. Okay, the character’s name isn’t actually Zach Braff, but Darren is the type of insinuating, self-consciously namby-pamby character one tends to associate with Braff. It’s a more dramatic role than Shepard usually plays, and he acquits himself fairly well. Aselton’s performance is also solid, but Annie and Darren aren’t strong enough characters to draw us into the movie’s we...