3 out of 4 stars

*** (out of four)A relationship's sunny beginnings are easy, but how do you keep things going when the spark fades? Though it's a familiar question in life and at the movies, writer-director C.M. Birkmeier observantly addresses mid-20s uncertainty and anxiety about the future in the Chicago-made "In Bloom." Kurt (Kyle Wigent) and Paul (Tanner Rittenhouse) don't have professional stability, but they have each other. That is, until Kurt meets a new guy and starts having doubts. The subplot about an attacker known as "the Boystown Butcher" doesn't fit, but this is a well-acted and sometimes funny look at potentially long-term consequences during a time when everything seems in flux. Showing: 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Logan Theatre

Andrew Cummings