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And along the way hilarity ensues. The scenes between Burt and Verona are frequently hysterical, though when they are meeting their friends or relatives they tend to become "straight men" and the humor shifts over to the others. Although several people are absolutely outstanding, two actors deserve special mention. First, Allison Janney is absolutely hysterical as Verona's former boss in Chicago (more about Chicago in a second). She is, putting it simply, a nightmare of a mother. But in the most hysterical of ways. (Now on Chicago. Verona mentions working in Chicago and she is shown to be a medical illustrator.Read more ›
The basic set-up is simple and understandable in that movie universe sort of way, but two winning performances from leads Mya Rudolph and Chris Krisinski really help this thing over some of the comedy set-up trappings. Rudolph is an actress that I've known from SNL and that's it, I've not seen here in anything else. Surprisingly, she ends up playing straight-man to Krisinski. And you she gives a very touching and honest performance, and I see a great career outside anything resembling comedy in her future. Krisinski is an actor I've never seen in anything. I've been informed that he is one of the stars of the American version of The Office, and he, like Rudolph, is someone I want to see more of. He plays affable in this film like a pro. He's an optimist and a realist all in one heartwarming stroke. He's the goofier of the couple but it comes off more like it's part of his character and his personality and less like comedy schtick. Together I would watch any film premise about this pairing.
This is a real couple, not a made up movie couple. This is my favorite part of this film. The plot is cute and similar to that of the great film Flirting With Disaster, but the unmarried leads make this film above average. They don't have silly, pointless and melodramatic arguments to up the conflict factor most these type of films contrive for the sheer 'entertainment' value.Read more ›
Once things get going, you realize that every frame manages poignancy in some manner as the ever-stalwart couple (a fat and frolicsome Maya Rudolph and plucky, indefatigable John Krazinski) travel onward toward another intriguing relationship example. Sam Mendes' attitude toward the material seemingly improves at the midpoint. Or perhaps it is simply that road enlivens all. The secondary characters reveal themselves as shockingly insightful, thanks to a beautiful script by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.
Reliably glum albino Jim Gaffigan makes a hilariously apocalyptic and timely rant about Phoenix--and the rest of the world's--water evaporating. Elsewhere, Maggie Gyllanhal is disturbingly plausible as a deranged New Wave mother, first seen breast-feeding a baby and a mortified redhead boy simultaneously. Chris Massina delivers an unsettling anecdote concerning the reason for his adoptions as his wife slowly oscillates on a pole in a strip club.Read more ›
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Burt Farlander: "Do you promise to let our daughter be fat or skinny or any weight at all? Because we want her to be happy, no matter what. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Steff D
Amazing movie. Hilarious and heartwarming. Great to rewatch every few years. Great for post breakup when you're moody, but also great to watch it with your S/O; it'll have you both... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer
This is one of those movies that, if I could, I would give it 10 stars. It is one of the most laugh out loud, touching, sad, realistic, heartbreaking movies I have ever seen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JAH
I absolutely loved this movie and I'm so happy that it was an Amazon prime suggestion because I dorm remember ever hearing of it before. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lisanee