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Albert Brooks Movie is a Snooze Fest-Get a Pillow so You Can Sleep Your Way Through it.......
on September 8, 2017
Albert Brooks is an acquired taste and I had enjoyed Mother with Debby Reynolds and thought I would give it a try especially because Meryl Streep was his love interest. This has to be one of the biggest snooze fests my husband I ever sat through. I forced him to watch it until the end hoping against hope there would be more scenes with Meryl and less of just Albert as a child, Albert here, Albert there, Albert everywhere!
One funny thing was the all you can eat food in the afterlife-but that was about it.
Albert scored some brilliant actors to co-star with him. Lee Grant did well as the cold hearted prosecutor who wants to prove that Albert has shown fear most of his life and therefore cannot move ahead and must be sent back to start all over again.
Rip Torn, bless his talented heart was excellent as the celestial attorney who defends the hapless Brooks, as he wallows in this muck of a movie.
IF you want to see Meryl Streep in a comedy watch her shine in She Devil. She steals the movie from Rosanne Barr!
There was no chemistry between Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep, though it was obvious that she tried.
One funny scene had her slowly eating some linguini which made Albert nervous-everything makes Albert nervous.
I breathed a sigh of relief when it was over.