There are few films that I actually go to the theater to see anymore and this was one. Based upon Phillip K. Dick's "The Adjustment Team" this adaptation was visually stunning, thrilling and thought provoking.
Here we see existentialism brought to life in the myriad of choices we must make (or do we) every day.
The lives of two people, the loves of two people hang in the balance and one must choose between different fates,
Yes, a paradox. If it is fate how can one choose?
This is the core, the essence of this film. Do we have free will? Can we choose? Does love conquer all?
This film follows the 'life paths' of David Norris and Elise Sellas.
The chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt was palpable. I can honestly say I have not felt that kind of connection between two actors since, well, I really cannot remember. You will be rooting for these two all the way through the film.
The cinematography was fantastic as we are a blur through Manhattan's various districts and beyond.
While I give this film high honors I will say that it misses the mark in some areas. It truly could have pushed the envelope a little further and become something utterly fantastic, but it played it a little too safe and for that it only earned four stars, Where it sought to stimulate the intellect they held back and that disappointed because there was so much more in that capacity that could have been explored. Leave it to the viewer on that one I guess.
If you are looking for a romance, you found it. If you are looking for action, you found it. If you are looking for some flash, you found it. Intellectually stimulating...that too.
Definitely go and see this when you can. You will not be disappointed.
I read the reviews and I love the actors, but this movie just did not strike me the way it seemed to others.
There was absolutely nothing to hang on to in this film.
The characters were unlikable for the most part. The relationship lacked, well...love.
The chemistry between the players was not there at all.
I adore Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo. I thought for sure I was going to adore this film, but it missed me.
It felt contrived. I knew what was coming every move and the fact that the central relationship in this movie is lesbian is probably the main reason this movie received as much publicity as it did.
I didn't hate this film, I simply did not think much of it and I really wanted to love it.
This is a decent movie about the trials and tribulations of any family and it misses the mark in evoking emotion, passion, chemistry and even dialogue. It had all the component parts, but they did not come together well.
This movie was just "all right" and nothing more.
I enjoyed this film through and through.
I have seen it likened to a video game sans controls.
I have seen it written about as all style no substance.
I don't see where these writers are coming from.
This is a heartwarming story of a boy who is misunderstood by his lot and finds a kinship with a dragon who brings him his bravery and takes him places he never dreamed possible.
This is a story of tolerance and peace found in chaos.
This is a tale of adventure and intrigue.
Again, I am not one to be a spoiler so I will leave the plot points there.
This is every young boy's fantasy carefully scripted, incredibly well animated, well-voiced and faithfully delivered to the viewer in CGI splendor done right.
I loved it. My six-year old loved it.
It had humor and adventure for all ages and I plan on adding it to our collection as soon as possible.
Predictable? Maybe so, but as predictable as the story and message are I enjoyed them both.
Ann McCarthy fans rejoice for here there be dragons.
When did Jay Baruchel start channeling Christian Slater (who has long been channeling Jack Nicholson)?
Oh Well, no matter.
This movie was flat out funny.
I was really expecting pure cheese, but I found much more than I bought in for.
It wasn't a new concept. In fact, it was an old formula; beautiful, seemingly unattainable woman falls for self-professed "geek" and love ensues changing both of their lives for the better.
Yeah, age old I know, but somehow made fresh.
I have always rooted for Baruchel since "Undeclared."
Alice Eve was genuinely likeable which truly helped make the movie. You believed her performance as the kind-hearted, stunning woman even if the storyline was far-fetched. I have seen complaints about this being "unbelievable." Seriously...what the heck are you looking for here entertainment or a textbook?
Krysten Ritter was hysterical as Eve's best friend.
the movie was really great fun and I challenge you to find a funnier recent mainstream comedy (besides maybe, "I love you man") that does not push the raunch factor over the edge, but delivers the perfect flavor for an evening's comedic romp.