But the script has major flaws. We moan that the scripts for studio movies get meddled with too much. The problem with crowd-funded movies is that there's rarely anyone on quality control. We all like to think we're capable of writing a genius screenplay straight out of the park, but few of us are Woody Allen.
The film's main flaw is that, due to the title, we know it's about a band who get locked in a garage. But the film takes 30 minutes to get there! When the audience knows the answer already, you can't hold it back from the audience, you're wasting their time.
The set-up was a pretty standard one. A bunch of white friends in the suburbs have a few disagreements and relationship issues, which make people leave the band, join the band, etc etc... and then they all come together in a garage, and are accidentally locked in for the day.
Forced to be together, the only thing is for hilarity and high drama to ensue....
..But it doesn't happen. The laughs don't come, because the stakes aren't big enough.
The friends are stuck in a room together and many of them dislike each other due to misunderstandings and disagreements. And one of the guys is annoyed because he had an interview to get to.
But it's not enough! So what if the friend group is fractured? Most groups of friends are! And the guy has an interview? Who cares! Reschedule it.
The concept had so much potential - but it needed more conflict! One of them could have been claustrophobic, another with a deadline for an exam which will change his life, the other's dying grandmother waiting to be picked up at the airport--- the stakes need to be giants!
That's why the film is much weaker than it could have been. The being locked in is not a big punishment for these, it's not a big thing to overcome; you don't feel anyone is truly suffering.
That's why the ending, when they all suddenly learn life lessons, is so unbelievable.
Even in a light comedy, you can afford to raise the game; have characters who are desperate, who are in jeopardy.
But hey, they funded it on Kickstarter, and shot it in 10 days. And for that, they should be applauded. The performances are good, the cinematography does the job; and the editing is top notch.