Mr. Roosevelt Reviews
Weaknesses: As strong as the two female leads are, the male is kind of just there. Nick Thune (Eric Kline) doesn't do anything to stick out from the rest of the pack. For a comedy, this isn't one of the funniest films around. There are very few moments that make you laugh. While the script is good, it does feel like it tries too hard on some of the jokes. I understand a lead being a flawed character, but Emily comes across as totally unlikable at several points throughout the film, making it hard to root for her.
Overall: While I don't think it should be at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this is a good movie. It certainly has its flaws, but it still manages to have enough wit and charm to make it an enjoyable watch.
Honestly I'm just so sick of the selfish dickwad anti-hero miserable comedian trope. And yet somehow this breaks through that to have a little more heart and a little more relatable content. Seeing an ex thrive after a questionable break up. Doubting yourself as you march full steam towards your dreams. Feeling like you don't belong anywhere. The death of a pet. All relatable. I only wish they could have focused more on those themes instead of how selfish Emily is.
Jen was fun at least. And hats off to Noel Wells for a promising filmmaking debut. Hopefully next time she can be
You can't help but marvel at the selection of the supporting players who all have lived-in chemistry with Wells. While not for everyone this will be a hit with the under 40 crowd, especially woman. I can't wait for Wells next feature! Final Score: 8.2/10