Wildly inspired by (but not directly about) the late, great Bob Ross, this Indie comedy about the decline of Vermont’s number-one public television personality is a beyond-quirky trip into a Wes Anderson-ish world. Owen Wilson stars as Carl Nargle, who, after three decades of pleasing the masses with his gentle voice and brushstrokes, must face the reality that the world is moving on without him. In his feature debut, writer-director Brit McAdams gives a valiant effort, and there are occasional things to like here, but just like with old reruns of ‘The Joy of Painting’, this is one that may wind up making you start to nod off.

2.5/5 stars