Here we find the pitch apparently aimed for: significance in offhandedness
, and vice versa.
Film eases into its main story with an offhandedness
that reflects its two antiheroes' blinkered existence.
Although the overall tone is modest almost to the point of offhandedness
, film does incorporate some impressive stunts, involving a helicopter, a cruise ship and giant marine mammals.
("hipster abstraction" by Monique Prieto and ironic riffs on '50s Cosmopolitan magazine illustration by Karen Kilmnik, et al.
She remains silent, but her ever-changing expressions of grief and anxiety eloquently counterpoint her husband's offhandedness
It's to her credit that Varma can drop into conversation a word like "sententiousness" as if it were the most natural thing on earth for a needle-carrying American to say, just as Teale's reference to a baby being not "sick" but merely "born" (shades, there, of onetime Court mainstay Edward Bond) seems that much more disturbing for its seeming offhandedness
Her seeming offhandedness
turned simple punch lines into something more like brittle little comic essays.