Dave Made a Maze Review

Dave Made a Maze movie posterSynopsis
Feeling frustrated with his life, Dave (Nick Thune) builds a maze in his living room while his girlfriend, Annie (Meera Rohit Kumbhani), is away. When Annie returns home, she discovers Dave has become lost in his own maze and goes inside to rescue him.

When my friend first described Dave Made a Maze to me, it sounded like my kind of movie: funny and weird. When I went over to his house for a movie night, this was on our itinerary. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. This movie is quirky, different, and ridiculous in all the right ways. The premise is simple, it’s stated right in the title, and when it first starts out, you might not think anything of it. But as more and more people enter Dave’s maze and things get weirder and weirder, that’s when the film really gains traction. It strikes the right balance between taking itself seriously while at the same time embracing its nonsensical concept. The entire cast is wonderful and there are some unique visuals throughout the film (including one scene where the characters are turned into paper bag puppets). I can honestly say I have never seen a film like this before and that alone made it well worth the watch. The eighty-minute run time is the perfect length to deliver all the laughs and absurdity without feeling like it drags on.

I thought Dave Made a Maze was GOOD πŸ™‚ I had never heard of this film before my friend showed it to me and I’m extremely glad he did. If you can get past the zany premise, there is a gem to be found underneath all that cardboard.


Cast & Crew
Bill Watterson – Director
Steven Sears – Writer
Mondo Boys – Composer

Nick Thune – Dave
Meera Rohit Kumbhani – Annie
Adam Bush – Gordon
James Urbankiak – Harry
Frank Caeti – Boom Operator
Scott Narver – Cameraman
Stephanie Allynne – Brynn
Kirsten Vangsness – Jane
Scott Krinsky – Leonard
Timothy Nordwind – Greg
John Hennigan – The Minotaur
Rick Overton – Hobo
Kamilla Alnes – Flemish Tourist
Drew Knigga – Flemish Tourist
Etienne Eckert – Shadow Dancer
Brittney Deutsch – Shadow Dancer
Jessica Graves – Shadow Dancer