"Wanderlust" follows a unique story line that promises more than it delivers, with humor that is not always, but mostly, satisfying. What instigates the success of the humor is the talent with which it is delivered by the cast.
A big chunk of credit behind the success of "Frozen" goes to the spectacular performances by its cast, and more specifically by Kristen Bell, Johnathan Groff and Josh Gad as I did find Idina Menzel overshadowed. What I disliked was the generic gender-stereotypes that the different characters embody. However amid thoughts such as this, one must reflect upon the target audience while evaluating Disney animations. Overall, "Frozen' pleases crowds of different ages and niches with it sweet sentiments and easy-going humor. It provides a good amount of relief while concluding a year filled with mere average animation films.
The elevated dramatics of the events in the story line of "Stepmom" is embarrassing and brings out the desperation of the film evoke emotions in its audience. The initial direction of the film as it explores the challenges associated with adolescents and divorce is acceptable. What washes out every spec of humble subtlety dominantly lies in the second half with the unnecessary plot twist of an ailment. Admittedly, the performance given by the cast is credible and the energy between the older and younger leads is warm.
"Leap Year" lacks the cultural insight and enjoyment that is expected from it, with ill-witted humor and uncharacteristically poor performances by its cast. The film can be classified as 'mainstream' by the way it worships and endorses a formulaic plot, but with settings that clearly are fake.