[Fantastic Fest review] ‘WYRM’ a coming-of-age story with the DNA of Taika Waititi and Wes Anderson
WYRM is one of those movies that makes us feel a little less lonely in the world. Christopher Winterbauer’s infectious feature debut —- expanded from his Sundance short— subverts coming of age story expectations with dry humor, crafty world building and poignant bits of dialogue. This unique teen comedy has the filmmaker announcing their art to the world in big way. It’s a tender depiction about growing up in the wake of a tragedy. On the surface WYRM may be about your awkward in-between years, but deep down lies a story that’s universally affecting.