LeRoy’s film is a dark comedy about love lost and depression. In the scenes I have seen, she plays herself convincingly, which is to say sidesplitting. The script (replete with a strip-club scene) is already a laugh riot, but her delivery, especially her mannerisms, seals the deal. Shot in black and white, it’s a film noir—to go with the “cheery” subject.
Carpe DM is far more than a film. The backstory is a whole other tale—a tale of unflinching resolve to make the film for whatever budget she could raise with all its trials and tribulations—to say the least. She has overcome it all to make a very fine film.
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