I searched out this film because it was the same director who did City Island, a film I greatly enjoyed. This was pretty uneven, though I found it somewhat engrossing. It’s got some nice 50s period details, if you are interested, otherwise, I wouldn’t bother watching it.
Good to know. I love how optimistic these signs are. Summer 2012 is very, very soon.
A repeat showing for me, but Matt’s first. It was still good the second time around. I’m still recommending you see it, even if it is a “silent” film.
I was quite taken with the hum-drum reality of the Duplass Brothers’ earlier movie The Puffy Chair. This one was a bit less quiet and more Hollywood, but nevertheless delightful. Plus, Judy Greer gets to play something besides the best friend.*
*She plays the wife. Which isn’t that great of an improvement but she got some good screen time. I’ll take whatever I can get of perpetually underrated Judy Greer.
I admit that I got this movie from the library and watched the whole thing (for the third time) just so I could evaluate the acting skills of Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) which are on display only for about five minutes. But it’s a really good film, and it was a happy way to spend the evening. I can report with confidence that Chris Hemsworth’s five minutes of acting were done quite well and that I may have a sudden and confusing “thing” for him.
No essay this week and next. May is a brutal time to try to stick to schedules. There’s too much going on at school.