The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The end result feels like a feeble homage to a better filmmaker. A Tarantino knockoff is forgivable, but not Tarantino Extra Lite.
The veterans - Keitel and Simmons especially - do what's required. But the other players are trying too hard to sell their roles.
A Beginner's Guide To Endings involves suicide and a whole family doomed to die young. Needless to say, it's a comedy.
An entertainingly light-hearted romp...
A Beginner's Guide to Endings is too quirky for its own good, with no real sense of a story or narrative to sustain itself, even if on a very thin comedic level. It simply feels like a series of sketches with haphazard plotlines. The performances range from good (Keitel) to tonally all-over-the-map, and are never inherently funny in-and-of themselves. The humor is generally miss, ranging from slapstick to dark, but without really compelling characters and situations to pull it off.
Unfocused comedy about 3 brothers who, after the death of their father, learn they may only have a few days left to live, and set out to live life to the fullest in their final hours. Awkward mix of comedy and drama never strikes an even tone. A few fine comedic moments in the script are also hampered by uneven direction.
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