The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The film feels like an uncomfortable hodgepodge of styles and tones - gritty and realistic when it's following Ryan, awkwardly staged when it's following Jackie.
If a film based on author Nicholas Sparks' work is like an over-produced power ballad with a 128-piece orchestra, writer/director Ami Canaan Mann's "Jackie & Ryan" is the non-ironic acoustic guitar cover of the same tune.
"Jackie & Ryan" may prove too low-key and deliberately paced for less patient viewers, but distinct pleasures are to be had from this compactly shot film's easy rhythms, affecting tone and nicely modulated performances.
You anticipate a cheap, sentimental ending. But it is not to be, and the movie is much the better for it.
The section of the movie that should offer a climactic rush, however fleeting, feels instead more like falling action, or even a postscript.
Jackie & Ryan is a sort of low-rent Nicholas Sparks romance that, for want of a better way to put it, never generates any sparks of its own.
There's a familiar tune to this modest low-budget romance about musicians who fall in love, yet it's given a fresh spin by a set of charming performances and a screenplay that generally sidesteps cliches.
Sweet if unexciting love story about two musicians.
A tender romantic drama about two music lovers who face steep and unruly challenges during hard times.
A romance of a gentle, bittersweet, grownup variety that doesn't pretend that every connection has to be a grand, sweeping, happily-ever-after thing.
It's refreshing to see a romance-even a slightly tepid one-that acknowledges and even embraces its transient nature.
"Jackie & Ryan" isn't profound work, but it carries real heart and private moments of panic.
I watched a little off this, but it is painfully slow and drags. Dull more than bad. I turned it off after 40 minutes.
Updated 30/4/18 - on a bit of a Katherine Heigl kick and decided to rewatch this. Still extremely slow, especially the opening scenes, but I liked it better on a second watch. Definitely more slice of life than amazing story, but it is nice and I liked the ending.
That was a good movie. I liked it.
I enjoyed it. It was a good relaxing movie, you know? Fun to watch...
It has a good ending. Katherine Heigl was good in it. - She did a good job.
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