Flirting With Disaster Reviews
June 2, 2016
An immaculately constructed Rube Goldberg device that accumulates comic energy and speed as it reaches its finale, built from social and emotional hypocrisies we use to try and paper over our vices. It's what Russell does now, only far less serious.
April 9, 2016
It's a road movie, and a family comedy, and neurotic Woody Allen-style rom-com, but none of those crisp, compact boxes can properly contain this wild, strange, unruly picture.
September 7, 2011
David O. Russell has a twisted mind; I like that in a man.
March 26, 2009
This whacked-out road comedy about a young man's search for his real parents takes any number of unexpected turns, most of them bitingly funny.
June 27, 2006
Boasting a clever title, this is an inspired piece of lunacy about sociology versus biology, with terrific performances from Ben Stiller and his two sets of parents.
May 26, 2006
When I caught this modern-day screwball comedy in theaters I didn't think much of it, and it's even less appealing now.
January 26, 2006
The neurotic frenzy threatens to annoy, but Russell's edgy, abbreviated style generates farcical comic friction without sacrificing character.
July 30, 2004
If Russell is erratic with plot and the slightest bit smug in attitude, he makes up for these flaws by drawing fun, inspired performances from his ace cast.
July 1, 2004
Avoiding the safety of the PC blanket, David O. Russell has crafted a canny, crafty and altogether adorable little misfit of a movie.
June 5, 2004
Sounds like a French farce, you say? Well, you got that right. And it's just as entertaining.
March 9, 2004
Um elenco afiado, personagens atpicos e situaes bizarras contribuem para tornar este filme uma comdia surpreendentemente eficaz.