U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Jessica Williams, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Beanie Feldstein, Jason Sudeikis
If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”
Although devoid of sophistication, the frothy love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
- May 1st 2019 | ReelThoughts Daily Free Preview Information
- Feb 17th 2019 | Berardinelli's Ballot: The 2019 Oscars
- Dec 29th 2018 | Rewinding 2018 (Part Four): The Top 10
- Dec 28th 2018 | Rewinding 2018 (Part Three): Ten Memorable Performances
- Dec 27th 2018 | Rewinding 2018 (Part Two): The Year's Biggest Turkeys
- Dec 26th 2018 | Rewinding 2018 (Part One): An Overview
- Dec 14th 2018 | Blaze of Glory
Presumably, director Wayne Roberts wants to say something profound but the message is muddled and the means by which it is presented are confused.
More like the dramatization of an Encyclopedia Britannica entry than a fully rendered movie, "Tolkien" loses sight of the character.
This isn’t a movie, it’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.
Because the movie never loses its focus and allows Ruth Westheimer’s charisma to remain front-and-center, this is an effective and sometimes surprising mini-biography.
The problem with "The Intruder," as with its antecedents, is a combination of narrative predictability and character stupidity.
As much a fantasy in the political realm as in the romantic one, "Long Shot" is a pleasant trifle that leaves behind a warm fuzzy feeling.