Let's take an interesting rescue premise. Add a great actor like Liam Neesom. Then throw the whole thing off the rails. Contrived. Cliched. Dumb dialogue. Lost interest less than half-way through. Didn't stick around to the end.
Loved this comedy. The premise, the cast, the writing -- all top notch. Tyler Labine
and Alan Tudyk are hilarious as two misunderstood hillbillies. And Katrina Bowden does the impossible -- playing a like-able hot sorority girl. The movie perfectly pokes fun at all the old tropes & cliches of hillbilly horror movies. Finally we get to see things from the hillybilly point of view. Well done!
This is a fun, feel-good comedy and I loved it. Yeah, it's silly and campy at times, but it's all part of the fun. And there is lots of singing, which just adds to the fun. I've never seen the actual Eurovision contests, but it had the feel of a real contest.
And how can anyone not love Rachel McAdams. She plays such a sweet, lovable character. I recently watched Wedding Crashers again, and I was curious who the wonderful female lead was in the movie. Sure enough, it was Rachel McAdams. So she's one of my favorite actors.
It's hard to find good comedies these days, but this one hits all the right notes.
Fun romantic clever comedy. Loved the acting by Andy Samberg as Nyles and Cristin Milioti as Tala. A call-out to the writers too. The witty dialogue between these two is top-notch. Excellent supporting cast. Meredith Hagner gave a spot-on performance as the annoying girlfriend. Loved this movie so much that I've watched it over and over. It has a fun vibe, and I love playing this movie in the background as I work.
Predictable and not enjoyable. Netflix describes the movie as a dark comedy, but there wasn't any humor -- even the dark kind. The protagonist, Marla, is cold and heartless. She assumes guardianship of the elderly against their will. Then robs them of all their assets. Terrible, right?
I had the ending of the movie figured out right away. It was obvious that Marla was meant to dominate and out-wit everyone. And the comeuppance that she deserved would never satisfy us -- it was almost an afterthought.
Initially the movie starts strong with an interesting premise. And Dianne Wiest is a great actor -- I was hoping to see more of her character. But then the plot dissolves into something contrived.