Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis is receiving widespread acclaim for her performance in new indie feature “Izzy Gets The F**k Across Town.”
The movie, directed by Christian Papierniak, follows Davis’ Izzy, a down-and-out cater-waiter and aspiring musician who wakes up after a drunken one-night stand. She decides she must make it across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party.
Many critics have described the movie as a breakthrough performance for Davis, who is best known for her role as Cameron Howe in the TV series “Halt and Catch Fire.” IndieWire describes her as a “generational talent,” while Under The Radar says her performance is “raw and commanding.”
Variety states that Davis is “the spark” that somehow “keeps Christian Papierniak’s slight, footloose directorial debut burning through a series of oddball L.A. episodes,” while Rolling Stone calls the 31-year-old actress an “insanely charismatic” on-screen presence.
The movie also stars Carrie Coon, Haley Joel Osment, Alia Shawkat, Lakeith Stanfield, and Thomas Lennon.
“Izzy” premiered Los Angeles Film Festival last year and opens in theatres June 22.
Watch the trailer above.