Five Star Day (2010)
Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 10
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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 608
Jake Gibson's (Cam Gigandet) horoscope forecasts a perfect Five Star Day the morning of his birthday. Little does he realize that what's foretold to be a flawless day, unfolds to be far less than stellar when Jake's world is turned upside down as all that could go wrong...does. Determined that Astrology has no legitimacy, Jake embarks on a journey to test the theory of Astrology by finding the three people born the same time and place as himself: Sarah Reynolds (Jena Malone), Yvette Montgomery
Nov 4, 2011 Limited
Feb 21, 2012
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The uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency.
The script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick and -- as with the misleading horoscopes that fuel the plot -- the film never approaches a five star level.
Mr. Gigandet shows surprising sensitivity and sweetness previously untapped. He's not what I expected, and neither is Five Star Day.
There's nothing more dispiriting about a movie than a trust in star magnetism that isn't returned in actual projected wattage.
A drippy ending erases all the hopes you've built up and forces you to conclude that this wasn't such a well-thought-out film after all.
As indie films go, "5 Star Day" has good production values, strong performances, and compelling cinematography. It's the premise, plot, and character development that keep it from being successful.
I'm sure writer/director Danny Buday was trying to make something profound, yet he displays a chronic inability to generate momentum.
A romantic reminder of less-enlightened times when asking a woman her astrological sign was actually a viable pickup line.
You don't need a horoscope to know it's a bad sign when the quirky, jumbled, plodding plot is incredibly implausible.
5 Star Day has a low-key air that often works, allowing its characters to behave like people instead of twee constructions.
(The film) has its charms but is more often than not overly talky and serious...A lighter touch on (writer-director Danny) Buday's part would have likely made the film more entertaining as well as more endearing.
Danny Buday's film is not so much skeptical of astrology as confused about it.
Audience Reviews for Five Star Day
- Jake Gibson: Astrology, a propaganda campaign of bulls**t.
- Vanessa: Jake it just happened.
- Jake Gibson: It never just happens.
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