VHYes hits cinemas across the U.S. today, Friday, January 17th, from Oscilloscope Laboratories and we can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for something fun, unique, and nostalgic.
This film was written and directed by Jack Robbins. The film stars Thomas Lennon, Mark Proksch, Kerri Kenney, Charlyne Yi, and Tim Robbins. It was produced by Delaney Schenker and executive produced by Tim Robbins, Daniel Berger, Aaron Katz, Daniel Kellison, Jack Lieberman, and Susan Sarandon.
Synopsis for VHYes
A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS, VHYes takes us back to a simpler time, when twelve-year-old Ralph mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late-night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. The result is a nostalgic wave of home shopping clips, censored pornography, and nefarious true-crime tales that threaten to unkindly rewind Ralph’s reality.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into this film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the execution. It’s like reliving your favorite memories from childhood through someone else. I remember recording shows and movies over important VHS tapes and getting in trouble for it, so this story was incredibly relatable. This film also has such a diverse and hilarious cast and you never know who will pop up next.
There’s so much going on with VHYes, so it’s important to pay attention or you may easily get lost. There are many different stories overlapping each other and crisscrossing into madness. I loved living vigorously through Ralph and Josh as they go on these crazy and wild adventures. It’s wholesome and fun.
The ending came together nicely and helped everything make sense. I think the idea of this film was brilliant and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Relatable. Nostalgic. Perfection.