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Too Real to be Wacky and Fun, Too Wacky to Be Taken Seriously
on November 5, 2014
Overall I watched it and was entertained-ish... like "I'm tired and relaxed and it's free because I have a gift card and it looks bright and shiny and Jamie Lannister is in it" entertained. Not like... "wow I'm glad this movie was made" entertained.
I love Cameron Diaz, she's such a good, funny actress, and Leslie Mann was really good too, overall, but the movie needed to be MORE wacky and superficial about this topic, or LESS. It was in this uncomfortable, pop-culture, Hollywood-y middle spot.
It was a real bummer that every time there might be a chance for a scene which would show the 3 women connecting (to hear and see WHY they'd ACTUALLY connect, rather than just saying "Tsk, omg, I knooow, no I'M sorry, I feel terrible") there would, instead, be a montage of them giggling, looking cute and getting drunk! :/ Urrrg.
Too wacky to be taken seriously, too much of a serious topic to be a lighthearted Rom Com and unwind while watching!
I wouldn't reccommend it overall unless you're bored and you like the actors, because it's pretty fun to see them have some great moments, even if the context is nausea-inducing and weird at times.