Multiple Sarcasms Reviews

  • Dec 24, 2012

    Not bad. Not magical. Real, and at the same time unrelatable. A good sense of humor with an uninvited melancholy. An unexpected predictability.

    Not bad. Not magical. Real, and at the same time unrelatable. A good sense of humor with an uninvited melancholy. An unexpected predictability.

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    May 31, 2012

    A fine cast cannot save this rumination on male menopause and apology, so inert, so bad, so lifeless, that the mere description repells. Who greenlighted this? What could the pitch have been? ("Let me make this or I'll tell ... !" comes to mind) The home shopping network has more appeal, or the Disney Channel.

    A fine cast cannot save this rumination on male menopause and apology, so inert, so bad, so lifeless, that the mere description repells. Who greenlighted this? What could the pitch have been? ("Let me make this or I'll tell ... !" comes to mind) The home shopping network has more appeal, or the Disney Channel.

  • Sol C Super Reviewer
    Jan 13, 2012

    The film was so so. It needed a rewrite. It seemed at times that it wasn't balanced. The pacing was off. On the positive the film does have some great scenes in it. Timothy Hutton is ok as the lead, but I was expecting better from him. Mira Sorvino steals the film. She is great in every scene of the film. Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, and Mario Van Peebles provide solid supporting work here. It was great seeing Joan Jett in the film. The film is worth checking out for Mira Sorvino's performance.

    The film was so so. It needed a rewrite. It seemed at times that it wasn't balanced. The pacing was off. On the positive the film does have some great scenes in it. Timothy Hutton is ok as the lead, but I was expecting better from him. Mira Sorvino steals the film. She is great in every scene of the film. Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, and Mario Van Peebles provide solid supporting work here. It was great seeing Joan Jett in the film. The film is worth checking out for Mira Sorvino's performance.

  • Oct 16, 2011

    amazing all star cast like the kind they could only do during the studio system as an unhappy man trasshes his marriage and career while writing a play about it all this period piece set in the halycon daze of 1979.

    amazing all star cast like the kind they could only do during the studio system as an unhappy man trasshes his marriage and career while writing a play about it all this period piece set in the halycon daze of 1979.

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    May 25, 2011

    In "Multiple Sarcasms," Gabriel(Timothy Hutton) takes the day off from work as an architect to go to the Cinema Village to see "Starting Over" and in the process helps a homeless man. His boss Rocky(Mario Van Peebles) has been noting his lack of interest at work for a while, especially on a project for Lauren(Laila Robins). A lot of that has to do with trying to write a play but since it is not yet complete, Pamela(Stockard Channing), an agent, will not represent him since she "represents playwrights, not schmucks," hanging up on him. Also sensing something amiss with her husband and wanting to get into the bathroom at some point, Annie(Dana Delany) suggests a trip to visit her relatives. 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.

    In "Multiple Sarcasms," Gabriel(Timothy Hutton) takes the day off from work as an architect to go to the Cinema Village to see "Starting Over" and in the process helps a homeless man. His boss Rocky(Mario Van Peebles) has been noting his lack of interest at work for a while, especially on a project for Lauren(Laila Robins). A lot of that has to do with trying to write a play but since it is not yet complete, Pamela(Stockard Channing), an agent, will not represent him since she "represents playwrights, not schmucks," hanging up on him. Also sensing something amiss with her husband and wanting to get into the bathroom at some point, Annie(Dana Delany) suggests a trip to visit her relatives. 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.

  • Apr 02, 2011

    Great movie!!! Mira Sorvino is hot as usual, great acting all around!!

    Great movie!!! Mira Sorvino is hot as usual, great acting all around!!

  • Jan 03, 2011

    This is one of those movies that you just have to watch at the right moment to like ........ was at the right moment.

    This is one of those movies that you just have to watch at the right moment to like ........ was at the right moment.

  • Oct 23, 2010

    Timothy Hutton from Nero Wolfe series has left me outstanding impression. This movie goes bit differently with slow love triangle and self-recognition. Works nicely. Not a heart-stopper, but definetely nice movie.

    Timothy Hutton from Nero Wolfe series has left me outstanding impression. This movie goes bit differently with slow love triangle and self-recognition. Works nicely. Not a heart-stopper, but definetely nice movie.

  • Oct 23, 2010

    Crisis de los 40 e intento de pelicula intelectual, que se queda en intento. Como esta hay muchas y mas en los ultimos tiempos.

    Crisis de los 40 e intento de pelicula intelectual, que se queda en intento. Como esta hay muchas y mas en los ultimos tiempos.

  • Oct 14, 2010

    Witty and urbane people of all ages walk through the melodramatic paces and no matter how much they drink, their bottles are always full. 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.

    Witty and urbane people of all ages walk through the melodramatic paces and no matter how much they drink, their bottles are always full. 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.