Medicine for Melancholy

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Movie Info & Cast


Two African-American twenty-somethings, Micah and Jo, wake up in bed together having no recollection of how they arrived there. From the appearance of things it's clear they've had sex. Realizing neither knows the other's name they introduce themselves over coffee, share a cab, and part ways. Hours later, however, Micah shows up at Jo's apartment to return the purse she had left on the backseat of the cab. Soon a connection is born.


  • Wyatt Cenac
  • Tracey Heggins
  • Wyatt Cenac
  • Melissa Bisagni
  • Tracey Heggins
  • Emily Taplin
  • Elizabeth Acker
  • Erin Klenow
  • Melissa Bisagni
  • Brent Weinbach
  • DeMorge Brown
  • Tommi Avicolli Mecca
  • Powell DeGrange
  • Powell DeGrange
  • Chida Emeka
  • John Friedberg
  • John Friedberg
  • Dana Julius
  • Dana Julius
  • Ondine Kilker

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The film does not lack for ambition both in terms of its themes and artistic design. Consequently, his (Jenkins) feature debut, while not flashy, shows promise. Clearly, here is a young filmmaker who wants to tell stories rather than deliver shocks and sensation.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter

The film falters only when it eavesdrops briefly on a passionate public discussion of rent control and gentrification. The moment is out of keeping with the carefree nature of the rest of the movie.

Metacritic review by V.A. Musetto
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Under the subdued, dignified surface, this movie - about the 24 hours after a one-night stand - churns with a filmmaker's fascination and wonder, sadness and longing.

Metacritic review by Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle