Multiple Sarcasms Reviews
While it might be tragic for a person not to live up to their true potential, it can also be a little sad for a movie to do so which is true for the underwhelming "Multiple Sarcasms" with its totally unnecessary vulgarity. The movie has an intriguing premise and a great cast but even they cannot redeem something so flatly executed. The promise comes from hints at a meta approach to a midlife crisis but that only comes at the very beginning and end, leaving a vast wasteland in the middle. To be honest, any games of what if should end when a person first becomes a parent which is the point of no return.
Whine and meander with them, and stand in line with others who like this movie, defined as the crowd that excuses themselves to the bathroom to fart, but orgasm to their own smell.
A lot of high priced talent working a high school play script, there is nothing to distinguish it from hundreds of other existential drone films that wrap up so nice and neatly that one could swear it was made by Touchstone.
This has the added bonus of giving us the old you should be with your best friend plot line. Leaving us to wait for the characters to catch up.
this movie is just one of many of the failure romantic comedies of 2010.
Director: Brooks Branch
Summary: In 1979, architect Gabriel (Timothy Hutton) begins questioning his existence, avoiding work and escaping into the fictional world of movies. When he starts writing a play examining the choices he's made, it creates issues with his wife (Dana Delany), daughter (India Ennenga) and friends. Meanwhile, he tries to convince a brassy literary agent (Stockard Channing) to represent him and confides in his best friend (Mira Sorvino) in this indie drama.
My Thoughts: "Well it literally starts out with him having everything. A wife, child, and a good job. But then it all falls apart, and then all comes back together again but in a different way then it began. It's definitely a character driven movie. The characters are relatable. India Ennenga, who plays the daughter is really good in this. But Timothy Hutton is the scene stealer and the main character throughout. He was really good in this movie. I also liked Mira Sorvino in this a lot. Her character was just fun and honest. It has a lot of great characters. I don't think this is a movie a lot of people will care for. Some will get the brilliance of it, and others will, well not get it. But it did the job for me. It was funny, interesting, and relatable. The most out there scene is with the dancing tampons (have to see the movie to understand that last line). So to end this, the acting was good and so was the story line. It's not a blockbuster by any means, but its a good story with a sense of deep meaning."
The classic story of man reaching his mid life crisis and knowing this is not what he wants. Great telling of relationship with his wife, daughter and best friend. His struggle to come to terms with what he wants and finding out he always knew what he wanted. The interaction between him and his daughter had a very true to life feel.
I had not heard of this movie but will defiantly watch again and recommend you go hunt out the DVD cheap bucket.