Friday, August 19, 2011
The story is ambitious in this romantic drama but never really goes above what is expected from the man who directed "An Education". The character chemistry is essentially non-existant aside from Hathaway and her counterpart. The characters go through a lot in the twenty years that they know each other but it is what happens at the end that left me not knowing what to think about the movie overall. It was promising at the beginning but ultimately left me feeling like I was just slapped in the face. No pun intended. Just a whacky film that you have to watch for yourself to understand the uncertainty I'm facing right now. Even though I am glad I watched it, I wouldn't watch it again. 2 out of 4 stars.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Let's just say that I had very little expectations for this film solely because I usually don't enjoy Steve Carell movies. Putting that aside, I can honestly say that this was a really good romantic comedy. It had the perfect balance of everything that you want in a comedy: chemistry, wackiness and sincerity. It was not great but it was as close to greatness as you can get. The story meshes so perfectly with it's subplots and I loved how everything came together in the end. Steve Carell actually did a good job in this film. The only negative about the movie is its slow start. That however is null and void after the first 15 minutes of the film pass. A heartwarming romantic comedy that I would watch again and again. 3 out of 4 stars.