Nobody Walks [Blu-ray]
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John Krasinski stars as Peter, a Hollywood sound technician who is married to Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), a therapist. Julie has a teenage daughter (India Ennenga) who has a crush on her step-dad's assistant (Justin Kirk). A twenty- something documentarian named Martine (Olivia Thirlby) shows up to get some help with special effects and sound for her film about bugs.
Martine is a friend of a friend and once Peter first meets Martine, everybody's hormones kick into high gear. Like all good soaps we've got the hunky ex-hubby (Dylan McDermott) coming around for dinner. We've got Julie accepting flirtatious advances from a patient. The daughter has her eyes on the assistant and the assistant is goo-goo for Martine and Martine for Peter. Whew!
While there is at least one scene of a sexual nature, nothing is overly graphic and little skin is ever shown. The script is OK and while I was buying all the coy looks for a while it just started to get a bit silly. While the film has its moments, it will likely be forgotten pretty quickly.
If someone said this directly to me, as in the context of this movie (i.e., supposed sexual betrayal), or really any context, I would laugh. Because no matter how dramatic my life has gotten (Ooh, I'm starting to get older and I have a teenager and pre-teen via my marriage to someone with kids, so I should probably cheat on my spouse with someone younger and more passionate than me in a sad, sad attempt to recapture my 20s, and when, in a shocking turn of events, that same temptress isn't that serious about me and doesn't even attempt to understand how serious this is for me, I will throw a tantrum that shows, not only am I selfish and deluded, I'm also not really mature enough to have kids, let alone sex), I refuse to be around people who talk like this. People who speak in a way that makes it seem as if their life is so important and serious that it requires dramatic words like betrayal. Unless you're accidentally sleeping with your mother, and thus are betrayed by fate, or have found yourself in some Shakespearean coup to take over your kingdom, please don't talk about betrayal. Let's just assume the audience can figure something like that out implicitly through the characters' actions.
Good sex scene though.
Next we’re in a classroom with sweet little 16-year-old Kolt (AKA Seahorse) played by India Ennenga—who had a significant role in HBO’s award winning series: ‘Treme’. Kolt recites a fragment of her “victim poetry” to the class, “Every day I say drive away, I’m reaching back for you. It’s a helpless feeling…” Her enraptured teacher proclaims, “Sylvia Platt would be proud!”
Martine arrives in Silverlake and is met by sound artiste Peter. Disappointed Dude takes his leave.
Suddenly we’re in a psychiatrist’s office with a smiling doctor that looks a lot like Tom Hanks wife and a self-indulgent guy who looks like a 1950s teen idol time traveler. He’s slouched on the sofa unspooling all of his dirty thoughts about her until the session thankfully ends.
Inside the house Peter (John Kransinski) and Martine are watching a black & while film on a very professional looking Moviola set-up, starring a couple of bored scorpions. This is the film she flew 3,000 miles for? More hip dialog: Peter, “What would it sound like if you could hear the bug’s heartbeat?” Matine, “Or it’s heartache. What would that sound like?” And on it goes.
At the entrance to Peter’s Silverlake home the attractive psychiatrist now appears. She’s revealed to be Peter’s wife Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), who also played a continuing character in the ‘Madmen’ series).Read more ›
Melora plays the one character with some maturity and ethics. The men are uniformly overgrown, whining brats without a trace of ruggedness. The lead actress plays a part almost sociopathic in her utter disregard for the consequences of her actions. There is little to admire here. Film is technically well made.
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Worst movie EVER and I wanted to like it so bad because of John Krasinski...HORRIBLE!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Really bad, couldn't get through more than half of it. Sorry Mr. Krasinski, I love you as Jim but this movie just was bad.Published 15 months ago by Florine Francis
Waste of time. I can't even tell you what the purpose of this movie was except that it was a waste of time.Published on March 2, 2014 by B
I wanted to watch this movie because one, it was free on Amazon Prime Instant and two, John Krasinski was in it. Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by LENA A SAWYER
Wandered a bit without much character depth to the story. I kept wanting to connect more with the characters and narrative. It is worth seeing.Published on January 22, 2014 by Thom K. Walters
As a fan of "The Office" it was hard to watch Jim go after other women, besides Pam.
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