Real Time (2008)
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Critic Reviews for Real Time
Watching Baruchel and Quaid is the payoff in Real Time. But the repetitive, occasionally banal script lets them down.
The actors are good, but the dialogue only mediocre, leaning toward a kind of exasperated kookiness.
Audience Reviews for Real Time
With good actors like Baruchel and Quaid, Real Time, have an involving screenplay and a interesting direction, dispite the plot aren't original and the situation of both principal characters remind the three of The Last Detail, which Quaid act and win a Oscar nomination. Anyway, this film is entertaining, funny and moving, showing to the audience different actors of different genarations, but that have a good chemistry in the screen and surprise anyone, by the way is a original duo, that I never thing before: Baruchel and Quaid. The tension coming up to the climax and presents a unexpected end. Real Time is a good exemple of new art film that edge between comedy and drama. Fresh.
Interesting casting against type for BOTH characters. Jay Baruchel's character is the Steve Buscemi type... and Randy Quaid's is the, well... Australian bruiser type. But some good acting and surprisingly poignant (and short) film.
Great acting. The dialogue was interestingly written, but often unbelievable and written like a stage play. Randy Quaid's hitman character broke the lovable comic oafish type he normally plays (eg. Vacation movies, ID4, Quick Change). I appreciated the kid's losing streak throughout the story, when trying to escape his predicament. I watched eagerly to see what would happen when the hour ran out. I hate endings like that and didn't buy it, even though many of the events in the movie supported the resolution. Overall, interesting character piece.
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