Micro-indie “Love & Air Sex” at first seems like it’s yet another tired movie about agreeable hipsters grappling with first-world problems in the haven of Austin, Texas.
But director and co-writer Bryan Poyser finds his way around that minefield thanks to a script that’s consistently funny and a foursome of actors who bring conviction and smarts to their characters.
The movie follows brokenhearted Stan (Michael Stahl-David) as he flies to Austin in a last-ditch bid to repair things with ex-girlfriend Cathy (Ashley Bell). An air sex competition, involving the miming of sexual acts, and offbeat best friends are involved.
It’s better than it sounds, with a tangible sense of loss and regret unfurling hand in hand with the ribald humor.