Flicksided calls Friction "the best film so far this year" heralding it as “a cinematic experience so unique there is nothing out there to compare it to.” And Cynthia Corral of Metblogs says Friction is "An enigma wrapped in a mystery and possibly wrapped in bacon.” Taking unconventional storytelling to another level, filmmaker Cullen Hoback (Monster Camp, 2007) travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them. However, the scripted love triangle soon tangles with reality. In the face of teenage confusion and hormones, façades fall to true feelings, hidden truths are revealed and the thin line between fiction and reality starts to blur.
Weaving the original “intended” film with rehearsals and documentary elements, Friction breaks the wall that separates fiction from reality, challenging the very real lives of everyone involved. What remains is a one-of-a-kind story that will leave you guessing long after its shattering conclusion.
The San Jose Mercury says it's “sure to leave you eager to mull it over with a friend or two."