This is witless, saccharine and lifeless...
Very harsh review. This conspicuously doesn't resolve all story threads in a totally "positive" way, Carell's character's heart is never really into the transformation Gosling tries to foster and the creepy Bacon/Moore hook-up seems as wrong as it's supposed to. Many cliches are subtley undermined or avoided although Bacon is underused and there's probably one or two too many coincidences that jar, there's a lot to like in this film. Not awesome but much better than most of its genre's counterparts.
Oct 1 - 05:03 PM