Had these two movies on cue for the past week, so thought I’d finally give them both a go last night
This is a George Clooney film, and what is a George Clooney film? The same as what a Jennifer Aniston movie is… just is. After sitting through the whole thing, I would clearly not see this in the theater, nor would I recommend anyone I know and care for to do so either. It’s not that this movie is bad, it’s just that it isn’t anything special. A few heartfelt moments sprinkled about, surrounded by a simple story-line. One thing I don’t understand for the life of me, is how this thing was even considered for any awards at the Oscars.
And maybe, just maybe that’s why I even gave this thing a chance to begin with. To see why it was even brought to mention at one of the most prestigious award events we’ve come to anticipate each year — 4.5 out of 10
I’ve been a fan of Jonah Hill since Superbad, and despite his aim to lose his weight and take on some more serious roles (ala Moneyball), I still feel he is best suited for comedy.
So his single mother wants to go on a date, but her friend that set her up may not be able to go because she has no babysitter for her 3 kids, so in comes Jonah to save the day and give his mom the chance to maybe find love. But of course that comes with a price, from having a cokehead one-way selfish girlfriend to having to monitor a little girl who looks like a clown for a majority of the movie, a young boy who is in denial about being gay and one pill away from an anxiety attack and a young Mexican boy who they adopted and loves to blow shit up.
I laughed numerous times, and although it wasn’t on Superbad’s level, it still served its purpose. I thought Karl’s (the drug-dealer) house was hilarious, like pure WTF type shit — 6.5 out of 10