Shortcomings (2023)

The Story

Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

The Deets

Rating: R
Runtime: 1h 32m
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Lgbtq+
Original Language: English
Release Date (US Theaters): August 4, 2023 Limited

Main Cast

Justin H. Min as Ben
Sherry Cola as Alice
Ally Maki as Miko
Debby Ryan as Sasha
Tavi Gevinson as Autumn
Sonoya Mizuno as Meredith
Jacob Batalon as Gene
Timothy Simons as Leon

Production & Crew

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co: Tango Entertainment (II), Roadside Attractions, Topic Studios, Picture Films, Imminent Collision
Director(s): Randall Park
Producer(s): Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff, Michael Golamco, Margot Hand, Hieu Ho, Randall Park
Writer(s): Adrian Tomine
Cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez
Music: Gene Back
Editor: Robert Nassau
Hair/Makeup Lead: Joshua First (hair), Leo Won (makeup)
Costumes: Ava Yuriko Hama

The Trailer