The opening scene of Zoey Deutch’s new film, buffaloedshows the 25-year-old star who sprints to an unknown location, shouts and waves a weapon, as she says in a voiceover: "My unathletic ass just ran halfway across Buffalo because of an ass in this building mine fucked money. don't fuck my money! "That's all the film needs to get your attention and it won't let go of the rest of the hour and a half.
The comedic drama follows the complete and total spiral of German character Peg Dahl – a New York-born buffalo whose penchant for taking monetary risks and accumulating debt puts her in a very difficult situation. Determined to escape life in poverty, she takes matters into her own hands (ironically) becoming a debt collector and living in a moral gray area as she cheats, talks, and makes her way through the shady business. And you know what? We cannot help but root for them.
"It really contradicts the traditional expectations of women and embodies the feminist idea of taking care of yourself without being dependent on a male figure."
Deutch, who also acted as the producer of the film, found the character strangely sympathetic and assignable. Not because of their fraudulent tactics, of course, but because of their ambition and unwavering desire to do something about themselves. "It's a funny and moving story," Deutch told POPSUGAR on February 14th. "It's about a young woman who is obsessed with financial independence and obsessed with making enough money to get out of her existence as a worker. It's about someone." Who will do anything to escape their dead end? But she's in this ethically controversial industry that can destroy her chances of becoming someone first. When I read the script, I was really drawn to her greed and drive. ""
During Peg's hectic journey, she is constantly told to settle down and find a man to take care of her. And even if she proves that she has the gall to be a leader in the male-dominated debt collection world, she is belittled by her male counterparts. But don't make a mistake, Peg can keep up. "I love her keen mind and her sharper mouth. It's fun to play this type of female protagonist," said Deutch.
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Deutch also believes that Peg gives a voice to women who feel stuck in places that prevent them from achieving financial stability. "You can call it greed, but the essence of greed comes from a place where you want freedom," she said. "Peg has seen her mother and everyone else in her life, so she knows that if you never have financial stability, you will never be free. She really goes against traditional women's expectations and embodies the feminist idea of caring for something himself, without being dependent on a male figure. "
This firm stance against the girl in need is evident in Peg's strong-willed nature and his rough mannerisms. "I was very injured because I kept falling and banging my leg against a car door or something," said Deutch with a laugh. "And I screamed so much that I kept getting laryngitis. It was a very physically demanding experience. I didn't hold back at all."
Nevertheless, Peg's personality has its nuances. In addition to her tenacious demeanor, her soft spot for her late father and her aversion to her mother Kathy (Judy Greer). However, she later discovers that her family dynamics weren't everything it seemed. "You get a window into the picture that Peg has of her father and the reality as he really was," said Deutch, describing a strong scene between Peg and Kathy. "It is a moment when you see the truth and it is the basis of all of Peg's humor and chaos." The emotional exchange between Peg and her mother was Deutch's favorite scene, and once you've seen it, you will probably understand why.
Developing the relationship between Peg and Kathy is something that Deutch has really worked on perfectly as a producer – a job she really enjoys. "One reason I love to produce is because I think more information and more details make me a better actor," she said. And to the point she's damn good in this film. So collect your coins and go to the nearest theater to see it buffaloedwhat's out now!