On the Count of Three (2021)

Val (Jerrod Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott) are best friends. In the present day, things for Val and Kevin could certainly be better. Val is at a point in life where he wants everything to end. He quits his successful job, breaks up with his girlfriend, and even unsuccessfully attempts suicide. And then there’s Kevin. Kevin is currently in a local hospital because he has also attempted suicide and is dealing with various mental health-related issues. Doctors and hospitals have been a big part of Kevin’s world for most of his life, and no professional has ever been successful in understanding or helping him fully.

When Val starts thinking that not waking up tomorrow brings him comfort, he decides to help Kevin escape from the hospital. Val proposes that the two should shoot one another on the count of three while standing in an alleyway. However, something happens, and the two don’t go through with it. Instead, they both agree to live one more day and do whatever they want before they die. Val and Kevin will spend this day together reflecting on their past, seeking revenge, or perhaps making amends with whoever wronged them. When more day passes, will Val and Kevin pull the trigger on each other and end their lives with a bang?

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As you might expect, On the Count of Three is best described as a drama film that focuses heavily on the theme of suicide while squeezing in the odd moment of dark comedy. The film introduces its story well, and we understand that both leading men are basically at the end of their limits with life, past hurts, and challenges. Right away, I loved the chemistry and friendship between the characters of Val and Kevin. The actors here are highly convincing in their roles, and audiences will find it easy to believe these characters have been good mates for a lengthy period. The dialogue among them is also quite strong and, again, just downright believable.

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Pacing is another pleasing aspect of the film. Many events on-screen surprise and shock, and there are tense moments with unpredictable outcomes, including the finale. While we gain a quick understanding that both Val and Kevin want to end their lives over the next twenty-four hours, the film takes us on a journey that gives us more insight into their past and understanding of some of their reasoning behind the choice to end it all.

It should be noted that not only is Jerrod Carmichael playing Val, but he’s also the film’s Director. His official, directional debut is quite impressive, and he has delivered a strong, on-screen friendship and tackled a challenging and hard-hitting topic. Moments of conflict and tension are captured wonderfully. Viewers may have opinions on certain character choices or thought processes, but the reality is that its themes are presented strongly, and its drama is powerful. While there is a surprising and touching finale, I wished there was a little more detail given in the finale and certain areas of the story instead of expecting viewers to make up their own opinions. 

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Overall, I am impressed by this feature, especially as an official, directional debut from Jerrod Carmichael, who also plays one of the leads. Successfully delivering a highly convincing friendship with snappy and fun dialogue along the way, the film brings a story that feels unpredictable and carries truly touching, shocking moments. Focusing on suicide themes, a hard-hitting subject, the combination of dark comedy will impact multiple viewers. On the Count of Three (2021) is Available in Australian Cinemas from September 29th.

8.0/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

19th September 2022
Written by Peter Walkden

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Based on the well-known Broadway musical (1957), West Side Story (2021) explores various themes and stories, including a dangerous rivalry between two street gangs of different ethnicity.  One gang calls themselves the Jets and the other the Sharks.  On the...

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Continuing from where we left Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his close friends in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), the entire world now knows the secret identity of Spider-Man.  Peter now spends his days dealing with the public, not to mention constant...

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)

Set in the year 1998, Umbrella Corporation has kept Raccoon City alive. However, things worsen for the high-tech pharmaceutical company when suspicion grows within the community.  Strange mishaps occur, including unusual deaths, and several dead bodies randomly...

Henchmen (2018)

Set in the near future, the film follows a young man named Lester (Thomas Middleditch), who has a heart and passion for becoming the ultimate henchman. But becoming a skilled henchman takes hard work and regular attendance at "Union of Evil", the school of...

Rose Plays Julie (2019)

Rose (Ann Skelly) thinks about her mother all the time. She wonders what kind of life she is living and what her mother is doing. She also thinks about what it would look like if the two were ever to meet face to face.  What kind of conversations would they have,...

Dune (2021)

Based on the well-known science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert, Dune follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), the son of a noble and well-respected family. Paul begins to have unexplained visions and dreams, which could be visions of moments from his future....

The Card Counter (2021)

Beginning with narration from William Tell (Oscar Isaac), we find out key details about this character's past.  Some of the important details include the fact William served a long time in prison and, while bored behind bars, he decided to learn and master the...

Patrick Ridremont – The Advent Calendar (2021)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with #PatrickRidremont, the director and writer of the new film #TheAdventCalendar (2021). Patrick is also a well-known actor in films, including Dead Man Talking (2012). The Advent...

The Advent Calendar (2021)

Eva (Eugénie Derouand) has been a paraplegic since a tragic accident three years ago. Currently, Eva enjoys swimming as a hobby and gets by financially working for an insurance company.  When Eva’s birthday comes around close to Christmas time, it seems she will...

Ditched (2021)

Melina (Marika Sila), a paramedic, and a group of other people wake up in an upside-down ambulance.  Shocked and surprised, Melina and the other survivors attempt to recall what happened to cause the ambulance to flip and crash. Melina recalls she was in the...

The Tunnel: The Other Side of Darkness (2021)

When it comes to Australian cinema, it’s no secret that we’ve all seen films that are just another found footage movie. Thankfully, some films were quite successful, memorable, and different from the rest. One of them was a mockumentary, The Tunnel, which was released...

The Tunnel (2011)

Natasha (Bel Belia) has carefully assembled her team, which consists of Peter (Andy Rodoreda), Steve (Steve Miller) and Tangles (Luke Arnold).  This group of journalists are investigating several government cover-ups relating to water, homelessness, history, and...

Titane (2021)

To describe this film’s plot in writing is one of the biggest challenges I have come across as a film reviewer. Titane begins with moments that are either tragic or uncomfortable.  None of these moments quite make sense and are unexplainable and bizarre....

Battle Drone (2018)

The film begins with the introduction of six highly skilled mercenaries. After completing another successful mission, the CIA approaches the group’s captain, Vincent Reikker (Louis Mandylor), with another job requiring him to reassemble the team and fly out to...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Continuing on from Venom (2018), Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a host for the alien symbiote known as Venom. In the present day, Eddie is determined to get his life back on track.  Right now, he’s known for being a failed reporter, currently single and struggling to...

The Browning Version (1994)

After teaching for over eighteen years, Andrew Crocker-Harris (Albert Finney) is wrapping up his final days. His wife Laura (Greta Scacchi) will also be retiring after serving fifteen years.  When the school’s headmaster reveals to the students that Mr Andrew...

Best Sellers (2021)

Harris Shaw (Michael Caine) is an exhausted and angry old author who has since retired from writing. He lives his days trying to write on his typewriter while drinking alcohol and smoking heavily. Harris has decided to hide from the rest of the world, putting signs on...

Blue Bayou (2021)

Set in Louisiana, the film follows a Korean-American man named Antonio (Justin Chon).  Antonio lives with his partner Kathy (Alicia Vikander), who is currently pregnant, and his step-daughter Jessie (Sydney Kowalske). Right at the start of the film, we learn that...

Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

Max Mercer is a 10-year old who has desires to get some quiet time away from his family. His wish is granted by mistake when Max is left home alone after his family fly out to Tokyo. On the flip side, we are also introduced to a married couple named Rob (Jeff...

The War Below (2021)

During World War I, the British are losing the fight as the German forces grow stronger each day and take more ground.  Soon, a major discovery is made that the Germans are working underground, keeping their forces hidden from the battlefield. ...

A Reflection of Fear (1972)

A young girl named Marguerite (Sondra Locke) lives with her mother and grandmother in New England. Marguerite lives a disturbing life with several things daily haunting her.  She also has conversations with a mysterious person who lives in her bedroom.  But...

No Time To Die (2021)

Continuing from where we last left them, James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeline (Lea Seydoux) are living a free and peaceful life, but it’s sadly short-lived. Bond has moved on from working as a secret agent but soon gets a visit from Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright),...

Julia (2021)

Julia is a documentary that follows the life and journey of Julia Child.  Julia was well known for her work on television and was a famous cookbook writer.  But this isn’t just about Julia’s love for food; we also discover about her upbringing, her time...

Dead & Beautiful (2021)

A group of five young adults are all wealthy and bored in life. Each week, one member from the group selects an activity for them to complete, each attempting to allow the group to do something unlike anything they've never done before. One particular week, one of...

The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

A prequel to the Emmy award-winning TV Series, the Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark is a brutal and often confronting insight into organised crime in 1960s New York.  Told perfectly through the eyes of Christopher Moltisanti, the film navigates Tony...

Eternals (2021)

Continuing after the events of Avengers Endgame, Eternals introduces us to a new group of heroes.  We learn that the Eternals are ancient aliens who have been roaming around our Earth for thousands of years.  They exist in secret and have protected humans...

Escape from Death Block 13 (2021)

Mick (Robert Bronzi) travels to America, visiting a recycling factory to seek justice for his brother’s family after he sadly died while working on-site.  The company’s owner (Nicholas Turturro) has no interest in paying the outstanding debt regardless of the...