This movie has "Lifetime movie of the week" written all over it. It's syrupy and over-the-top, and incredibly predictable. But it's fairly entertaining, and I didn't spend the entire time wondering when it was going to be over, so I guess that's saying something. This isn't a big standout, but it's not bad.
I wasn't sure how I felt about this, until about halfway through. Once things started coming together I was really intrigued by it, and the last 15 minutes or so were absolutely terrifying. Low budget horror, when done properly, is much more effective than a million dollars worth of special effects, and this film is a great example.
The acting is solid and the costumes and set are beautiful, but I found this film painfully boring. I've never read the book and it's not normally the kind of thing I enjoy, so maybe it's just that it didn't appeal to me, but I had all I could do to sit through this.
This is one of the best psychological thrillers I've seen in quite a while, and it manages to be truly unnerving with what appears to be a pretty small budget and not a whole lot of action. It's unlike anything I've seen before, and the ending is perfect, in a completely chilling way. This was much better than I expected it to be.
If you can't suspend your expectations of decent filmmaking, you won't make it through more than five minutes of this. Ditto if you can't abide shaky camera techniques. For what it is, though, I didn't hate it. If I was a teenager, I might have actually really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's a good movie by any means, but I did find myself invested in it, and I managed to sit through it, which is more than I can say for some other similar films I've seen. Don't keep your expectations too high, and you might survive it.
Overall, I thought this movie was disappointing. I love Blake Lively and the concept is great, but it's incredibly slow-moving, takes more than half the film to really go anywhere, and then when it does, you can see the ending coming a mile away. I like the overall feel of it- it's beautifully shot and the narration adds a nice touch- but for the most part, it's underwhelming.
I had only seen this movie once before, when I was a teenager. I remembered almost nothing about it, but I did remember hating it. I think I appreciated the subtle humor more this time and I enjoyed it for the most part. It's not something I'd want to watch over and over, but I'm glad I gave it another chance.
I sat through 40 minutes of this and saw nothing but a bunch of people sitting around and whining pretentiously at each other. I didn't have high expectations considering the cast, but I thought maybe I could at least sit through the whole thing. Just kidding. Don't waste your time.
I love musicals, and I love Neil Patrick Harris. And while I thought the cast did a fine job with what they were given, I HATE this show. I always have, and this production did nothing to change my mind. I got a little more than halfway through it and gave up. After you've seen "Marry Me a Little," there's really no point in continuing to watch.
This movie is aimed squarely at a younger audience, with not a whole lot of more adult themes, but the animation is beautiful and overall it's really cute and a lot of fun to watch. Jim Parsons is fantastic at giving Oh every quality he should have, and I don't think I'd want to see this again, but I really enjoyed watching it once.
You really can't watch a movie like this expecting the performance of a lifetime or a life-changing viewing experience, but for what it is, I really enjoyed it. The concept is fun and while overall it's really corny, sometimes I just like to sit back and watch something cute and quirky. As long as you don't try to take it too seriously, this is a great film.
I've never seen this musical on stage so I don't have any basis for comparison, but I really love this movie despite all its corniness. It will never be one of my favorites, but the music is fun and I can always appreciate a Dick Van Dyke performance.
I've seen at least five movies that are almost identical to this one. There's a good level of tension that runs throughout the film, but it lacks originality or interesting characters, and as a result I spent most of the movie leaving it on for background noise and doing other things. I've definitely seen worse, but it's fairly forgettable.
I didn't enjoy this sequel quite as much as I liked the original, but it's still a great film. Dev Patel and Maggie Smith were made for their roles, and the rest of the cast is stunning as well. I appreciate the subtle humor and the lack of a need to be perverse in an attempt to be funny, and it's heartwarming without being overly corny.
I don't know why so many people are so down on the work of Nicholas Sparks. Despite usually being really predictable and overly syrupy, it's sweet and enjoyable and I really don't understand what's wrong with that. While this isn't my favorite Sparks film adaptation, I absolutely loved the ending and overall I really enjoyed it.
Basically, I spent the entire movie thinking, "Wow, this is really slow moving, but I'm sure once things start to happen it'll be amazing!" Turns out things never started happening. Or rather, they did, and then every time a plot started to develop, it would get dropped and move on to something new, only to repeat the process. There's no resolution. The only character who's even remotely likable is the wife, and that's not saying much, so there's not really anyone to root for. There's no background info and really no reason for the things that are happening, and the ending is completely unsatisfying. It had great potential, but it felt like everyone involved just didn't care.
This is exactly the kind of "comedy" I hate. It's more offensive than funny, and there's no plot to speak of. Basically, it's typical Vince Vaughn fare. If you think body parts and fart jokes are funny, you might find this mildly entertaining. Otherwise, you'll probably end up using it as background noise while you do something more interesting, like clipping your toenails or watching paint dry.
I have no problem with films about faith and religion, but this one just starts off on the completely wrong foot. If you want to lead someone to your religion, the best way to do that is probably not through an attempt to scare them into it. I sat through 15 minutes of this and turned it off.
I really wanted to like this movie. With the exception of Channing Tatum, it's got a pretty great cast- Eddie Redmayne in particular. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how any of these actors got through filming this while keeping a straight face. It's so corny, and it tries so hard to take itself seriously, and it just doesn't work. It's different, so points for that, but I definitely wouldn't want to see it again.
I sat through almost an hour of this stupidity, and then started skipping scenes because I couldn't take it any more. By the time I had skipped to the end, I didn't feel like I had missed a single thing. I like the concept, but it's horribly done. Don't waste your time.