It’s a post-college transition movie with a female lead!* She’s insufferable, which made this movie not much fun to watch.** It was also odd, with many things that didn’t quite work,*** but I found Evan Peters’**** performance enjoyable, and again: post-college transition with a female lead.
Cost: Free from library
Where watched: at home.
*Win and win! Post-college transitions are the mostly-unexplored time period in our landscape.
**Although I do feel for a character who, when frustrated, yells, “I got straight A’s!” Yep. Learning that good grades don’t necessarily get you anything is tough.
***Armando Riesco’s Rubia character, I either needed more of her story, or less. What was there was frustrating. Rat Billing’s ultimately mean move of publishing Amy’s poetry kind of came from left field. Undeveloped female friendship between Amy and college friend.
****”…And I was wondering who he was, and he was in Kick-Ass and then played Quicksilver in X-Men” I told Matt as I was summing up the movie.
“Um, I don’t think that’s his name.”
“He’s the guy in Kick-Ass and he played Quicksilver in the Avengers”
IMDB was consulted. It turns out Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters were both in Kick-Ass and both played Quicksilver, one in X-Men, one in the Avengers. Amazing! (More amazing than this movie.)
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2014/adult_world.html