Edgy, sexy and fun
Quirky & clever
See it if
You're up for a 21st Century comedy of manners with few manners but lots of comedy and wit, surprises, sex and edgy food for thought.
Don’t see it if
Infidelity, betrayal, sex, drugs & even more betrayal offend, or if you've no interest in seeing two terrific, very strong actresses engage.
There's nothing innocent about the bare feet in Barefoot, all the more reason to catch this edgy comedy about relationships, sex and betrayal. Written in haste out of necessity, the writing is remarkable for its cohesion, wit and honesty — an honesty that makes the almost over-the-top premise and subsequent evening believable and funny, at times heartbreaking.
The women are excellent & have the best of it, both giving nuanced, layered performances. Kate Billingsley, who co-wrote with director Waites, anchors & shines as the twice-betrayed Sylvia; Elissa Klie bares and risks much, inventively avoiding cliché as the hot mistress and ultimate betrayer. Their exchanges of psychological warfare captivate as they reveal.
The men, however, can't keep up: save Cox who delights as the Pizza Man, Rosenfelt is the blunt, predictable criminal and Tobias, in a difficult role, all but disappears as the fiancé. The script carries all though, as it rolls and careens. Sexy and fun, by all means, go.