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Nothing to keep my interest beyond 40 minutes. Not Aniston's fault, but just boring Oscar bait by a not talented director. Pretty whit actress takes off makeup and cries, Oscar beckons. Overly simplistic.
Boring, and a total fluff piece on how wonderful Hawking is. Yes it gives his wife credit for caretaking, but only briefly touches on what she accomplished, and glazes over what an asshole he was to her. So it succeeded, in making us see that disabled folks are just like us! Abusive and hurtful.
Wow. Jake Gyllenhaal is astoundingly good as one of the more memorable sociopaths in the last few years of film. He's the perverted evil of the American Dream taken to the limit, much like Michael Douglas in Wall Street, but for our generation. A man raised on the Internet, with no prospects, but the ruthlessness to do ANYTHING for the footage. The scary part to me, is that, much like Gordon Gecko, there are too many people out there who will see Louis Bloom as a hero worth emulating. Perhaps it goes a little extreme at the end, but I feel like this isn't that far a stretch.
The LA scenery at night makes it a whole different world, and Gyllenhaal, who lost weight and started staying up all night to prepare for the role, looks perfectly like the creature he is, and fits the role ideally. Rene Russo is nearly pitiable as his counterpart, the news director of the lowest rated network, who partners with Lou, and brings out the worst in each.
We see Lou descend from beginner to cutthroat shark over the course of the movie, willing to destroy anything and anyone who stands in his way, including a competitor who tries to partner with him, and his own assistant/partner.
There's moments of comedy in this satire, but they're few and far between. Most of all, I couldn't take my eyes off the compelling story of this ruthless sociopath. From the first scene where we see him get a watch, to the end, this is not a normal man, but you know he's going to the top...
Feels like a lot in common with To Die For as well as Network, but updated for the Internet Age.
Do not miss this one, but it isn't for kids.
Directed by the same guy who did the original Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest) this one has the feel and attitude of that crossed with the antics of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. DeNiro in one of his earliest, and best, comedic roles, still has teeth, and is paired perfectly with deadpan Charles Grodin. Bounty Hunter and Bounty flee cross country from the FBI (Yaphet Kotto), mob boss (the late great Dennis Farina), and rival bounty hunter (John Ashton, Beverly Hills Cop) in a cross country race to deliver the bail jumper on time. Not too much action, not too much forced comedy, but a solid blend, and what feel like natural character development grows between Grodin and DeNiro. If this were remade today, the body count would be huge, the explosions mindless, and the humour lacking...one of the best action buddy crime/cop comedies of the 80s. Well worth a watch.
Meh. I'll watch the original now...Kevin Hart is better here not having to carry a movie. Otherwise pretty formulaic and dumb, Hart is the most fun of the whole thing,