Re watched 6/15
I still don't like this movie. It's actually fine up until they reach the commune. I like the beginning set in New York. I think it's the setting that doesn't work for me. I don't know people like this and I don't want to.
George and Linda leave the stresses associated with being adults in NYC and end up at Elysium. Elysium (perfect happiness) contains a cast of characters who are definitely different.
The main theme of the movie is that money does not buy happiness. The movie teaches the viewer that life is about laughter, love, happiness and community.
The filmâ??s visual appearance is vivid and bright. At Elysium, the hair of the characters stand out in high definition vibrancy.
I liked the film. As a "Key & Peele" fan I appreciated their brief cameos. See this film for a change of pace.
And, mind you, this is coming from a person who had seen ALL the
Cheech & Chong movies, ALL the Richard Pryor stand-up acts, just to name a few, at least 5+ times each PRIOR TO THE AGE OF 10 YEARS-OLD (&, yes, my dad was/is highly unusual - Thank GOD!! :) ).
Essentially to even get so much as an inner chuckle out of me, or even grab my attention in the slightest, it's got to be way out there (In other words, not even palatable for 95% of the population.) For example, "You, Me and Dupree," while a good movie, as far as comedy, I might have merely smirked once or twice throughout the entire movie (& that was really just to assure my friend I was actually watching it & paying any attention).
There are a few moments that deserve a chuckle and a brilliantly uncomfortable scene with Rudd trying to "sex himself up"...but overall it is fairly bland.
The plot doesn't really go anywhere and the philosophy of being free and living a world without boundaries is lost in a pool of constant hippie stereotypes. I wanted to laugh, but found myself more annoyed than amused most of the time.