It was a very lovely movie....however it felt quite dry at times. I… MoreIt was a very lovely movie....however it felt quite dry at times. I absolutely loved Domhnall Gleeson in it. Thought he was quite charming. And I also liked Rachel McAdams, but thought their chemistry could have been better. I was also glad that it didn't feel exactly like Rachel McAdams other time-traveling movie (The time traveler's wife). In this one he has control of when he can go back. She is not aware of his powers. In this one, he can only go back....not forward.
Anyway, I did like it....but its not a movie to put on right before bed.
Sometimes, the film could be quite boring. But what I loved about it… MoreSometimes, the film could be quite boring. But what I loved about it was Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. They had magic chemistry together. They were very believable as a couple in love. And I thought Jean played a tortured soul well. Besides the dog, I just didn't care or much else.
The intro was very lovely, heartwarming, moving and emotional. It was… MoreThe intro was very lovely, heartwarming, moving and emotional. It was a very nice set-up for the film. However, its not my favourite Disney/Pixar film. It made me laugh at times. But for the most part, I found the bits with the dogs highly stupid. It really took detracted from the film I thought.
That being said, I really loved all the animation. And I liked the characters for the most part. I was also really touched by the scene where Carl looks through Ellie's adventure book and finds out they she included pictures of their married life as her "adventure". It was sweet.
It was your average run of the mill romantic comedy. The film is not… MoreIt was your average run of the mill romantic comedy. The film is not going to surprise you. It will not through you for a loop. That being said, its still a pretty enjoyable film. The leads are funny. I especially really loved Miles Teller. I definitely want to see more stuff he is in. I thought Imogen Poots was totally adorable.
It was a very moving film about 2 "broken" people finding each other.… MoreIt was a very moving film about 2 "broken" people finding each other. Marion Cotillard was amazing in this. I wish she would have gotten an oscar nomination. Very deserving. Matthias Scoenaerts was also pretty good. I really felt for him when he also lost his son. He wasn't always such a good guy, but you could tell that he was trying. And they both had good chemistry. Very different people, but they complimented each other nicely. It was a pretty food film and worth a watch.
Well the film was certainly a wild ride from start to finish. The film… MoreWell the film was certainly a wild ride from start to finish. The film definitely does not shy away from nudity, sex, drugs or swearing. It does seem a bit excessive, but I'm not sure how else they could have conveyed to the audience the kind of lifestyle this money brought on. So while it may be uncomfortable to watch at times (or at least uncomfortable to watch with a parent), I think the excessiveness was justified.
A couple things that bugged me. Jonah Hill. I dont think he was terrible, but not worthy of an oscar nomination. Plus, I felt his fake teeth were distracting. I also felt like they were impending his speech. I think he could have done a better job without them. Plus, his fake schlong. It just looked fake. Not that I really want to see it, but again I think it would have been better if we had just seen the real thing. Also when Jonah's character Donnie is choking, Jordan helps him by doing CPR. I understand that he was super high and might not have been able to do the Heimlich maneuver, but I honestly feel like some poor schmuck who watched this movie might try and save their friend by doing chest compressions and giving them mouth to mouth. If Jordan was gonna do that (especially when he stopped doing proper chest compressions and started pounding on his chest) that Donnie should have died. I also thought Matthew McConaughey was just playing Matthew McConaughey in a suit. At least he's only in the film for like 5-10 minutes. And the last thing, the film is just too long. There was a couple of times where I had to check the time.
As for things I liked, Well this is definitely one of Leo's best roles. I still feel that his performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" is the best, but this is a close second. Jordan was a horrible guy, but Leo played him with this sort of pathetic-ness. There was a lot of desperation in his eyes, and I kind of felt sad for him. Not because I thought he didn't deserve his misfortunes, just because he foolishly got into this lifestyle. Margot Robbie was also quite good in this film. I think she should have got a nomination over Jonah Hill. And I was also quite impressed with Rob Reiner as Jordan's dad Max. He brought some heart into film and I also found him quite funny.
The film is quite funny at times. I definitely had a hard time containing my laughter when Jordan was high on the "Lemmons". But, it wasn't all laughs. I felt bad for the people who's lives he was destroying. I felt bad for his children who had to watch his antics. I felt bad for his first wife. I didn't feel that badly for the second wife though. I think she had a lot of crap coming to her as well. So overall I did like the film, but it did have his problems.