Acoustic Space the movie is both predicated on our digital immersion and a delightful and intelligent word-play on acoustic. A couple about to have dinner in a restaurant are talking more to people on their phones than they are to each other. We've seen scenarios like this before, but Marinelli brings a special wit and pizzazz to the endeavor, with the couple almost seeming to be talking to one another when they're not, because the words they're saying on the phone have so much in common.
The man is an advertising exec and the woman is trying to give advice to her friend whose relationship is falling apart. Acoustic Space thus resonates with the best of Mad Men and Girls. The waiter - not at all a dumb waiter - also has some memorable lines. If Woody Allen - who also had what to do with McLuhan in Annie Hall - and his irrepressible sketches of urban, high-tech frenetic life are to your liking, you're bound to enjoy Acoustic Space. Indeed, I have no doubt that once it's released to the public, lots of people will be talking about it - in person and on phones in restaurants.