A comedy that keeps you guessing while you’re laughing.
CAST: Jason Bateman
It’s equal parts fervently funny, grossly graphic and utterly absurd.
Have you ever run into an old friend or schoolmate and tried to escape as quickly as possible? Small talk can’t possibly get any smaller in situations like that. Maybe you don’t remember that person, or maybe the reason for that awkward feeling is that you know them all too well. This kind of random […]
Four siblings reunite at their childhood home after the death of their father in This is Where I Leave You. Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) returns home for his father’s funeral, where he joins his mother Hillary (Jane Fonda), his sister Wendy (Tina Fey), his older brother Paul (Corey Stoll), his younger brother Phillip (Adam Driver) and the […]
A 40-year-old wordsmith enters a national spelling bee by exploiting a loophole in its rules in Bad Words. Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman), an editor with savant-like memory, decides to enroll in the latest Golden Quill spelling bee. Of course, it’s a contest meant for eighth graders, and Guy’s nearly three decades older than the other […]
Three seemingly unrelated families struggle to deal with basic human interaction and empathy as a result of technology that seems intent to push us all further apart in Disconnect. The latest film from director Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball) focuses on social media and its direct impact on the lives of people very much like the […]
I really despise movie trailers that present one type of movie when the actual movie is something completely different. Even worse, comedies tend to show you the best jokes in the trailer so that, when you see those parts in the actual movie, they’re no longer funny. This trick is typical of the spoof series like […]
The first comedy of the new year is Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Bateman plays Sandy Bigelow Patterson, an every day kind of family guy from Denver who suddenly finds his world turned upside-down when “Diane” (McCarthy) steals his identity and starts exhausting his accounts and his sanity. It’s a recipe for a […]
Tonight we finally got around to seeing the long-awaited Juno after seeing previews for it going back several months. It was absolutely worth the wait. Once again we were a bit apprehensive as Rotten Tomatoes had it rated as a 94. As I’ve endlessly stated, movies that have universal appeal tend to be over-the-top in areas […]