The Layover Reviews
don't listen to the whiny, pretentious reviewers...see it!
Alexandra Daddario tries admirably with the physical comedy but is not given much to work with, basically every joke falls flat.
Kate Upton is horrible along with the male lead. Neither can act and are so dislikeable they deserve each other.
William H Macy should be ashamed of this unforgivable movie. It does not even manage to raise a smile during the run time.
The plot is well worn, two girlfriends after the same guy, but still funny. The acting was great and they all earned their salary.
Pleasantly surprised at how funny it was after some of these reviews. Glad I gave it a chance.
also, not a fan of movies that try and make it seem ok to cheat.
First of all, the movie expects me to believe that Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario are not supermodel pretty that can get any guy they want, so they have to fight each other over some blandly handsome dude. I'm not a feminist, but this movie was written and directed by men who knows nothing about women.
We've seen this premise in movies a dozen times, and it amazing how a movie like this was greenlit, and even directed by William H. Macy, who starred in Fargo, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia. He was even nominated for an Oscar, and won two Emmys as well as three SAG awards. The Layover is the type of movie he would absolutely reject as an actor. His direction was competent, but offered no originality. I guess he took this project because he wanted more directing experience, since he has only directed one film prior to this piece of shit.
Unsurprisingly, Kate Upton is not the worst thing about this film. It's not like Kate Upton's character is beyond her reach as an actress. She plays a blonde bitch, and I think even Kate Upton is capable of playing that role, and she is. There are worst examples of models becoming actresses... ahem, Cara Delevingne.
The whole movie is the two lead actresses sabotaging their relationship so that can have sex with Matt Barr, with Kate Upton going to extreme measures to get rid of her best friend. She locks her in a bathroom, and even spikes her drink. None of it was funny or believable. Kate Upton is also a bitch to a guy who took an interest in her because he's not as good looking as Matt Barr.
I'm going to spoil the movie because I know no one gives a shit, but after Matt Barr has sex with both of them, it's revealed that he's engaged, and the wedding he was going to is actually his own. It's from that point on that the girls decided to become friends again and get their revenge on Matt Barr, who said that the reason why he had sex with both of them is because he's been with one woman his whole life (free pizza anyone?), and that he has never had two beautiful women fight over him. Yeah, no shit. You're handsome, but not that handsome. And women don't fight each other over a guy either. That only happens in movies.
There, I just saved you an hour and a half. Don't waste your time with this film. The acting was decent and it's not the worst film of the year, but it's a dated film that's boring, unfunny, and even though it stars two attractive actresses, it's not very sexy. Don't watch this as an alternative to porn.
The leads are just not on the same level (in terms of both the actors and the characters), virtually none of the jokes land, and almost everything in The Layover we have seen (and groaned at) a dozen times before. The payoff for the central conflict is actually oddly satisfying in a way that, I at least personally, haven't seen before. But everything leading up to it, and the short tag following it, were totally not striking a chord with me.
What a ridiculously annoying, enraging, and unpleasant film. It depicts women in the cheapest way possible, and makes the audience question (in the most negative way possible) the value of both "friendship" and "love". The "humour" in this film is just plain offensive and completely off-putting.
The movie left me feeling considerately dumber. It has taught me that sometimes it is necessary to overcome my stubbornness that I should finish the movie that I start. Sometimes, it is better to just flee.