See Lost in Translation for how to do this type of movie right. In fact it seemed like Martin was trying his hand at what worked so well for Murray. Bill Murray you are not. Also, the voice over narration was dreadful. Much like Bewitched, Shwartzman was the best part of the movie.
Ok, I'm not going to spend too much time on this one.
[url="showthread.php?t=487046#"]The break up[/url] is better than it's reviews might have you believe. But it has it's problems.
Alot of it has to do with what you expect when you go in.
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The [url="showthread.php?t=487046#"]movie[/url] is about two [url="showthread.php?t=487046#"]people[/url] breaking up. It's not about two people who break up and then fall in love all over again. It's called the break up. That's what it's about.
The major complaint from the critics is that the movie is alternatly funny and serious and doesn't know what it wants to be. That's not entirely true.
The movie starts out very funny but get's progressively less funny as it goes on. This is because as the story goes on the characters begin to realize more and more that their break up is real. The movie becomes more serious because their situation becomes more serious.
The acting in the movie is great, especially vincent d'onofrio, but all around very good. Vaughn is very funny assuming you like him.
That said I wish the movie could have found a way to maintain the same level comedy in the second half that it built in the first. As it is it's like someone cast Vince Vaughn in closer. Alot of people expecting something like wedding crashers are going to be disappointed, which is a big chunk of the audience.
Still it's better than something with Matthew McConaughey or Sarah Jessica Parker.
Over the hedge was pretty good, although it may have seemed better than it really was simply because of a lack of recent quality animated features. If it had been funnier I'd probably give it a 9/10. Still, I imagine it was a hell of a lot more fun than Da Vinci Code.