U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Director: Dan Fogelman
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Laia Costa, Antonio Banderas, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Olivia Cooke, Jean Smart, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening, Olivia Wilde, Alex Monner
Although the movie’s strength occurs early in the proceedings, it tells a story worth being told.
Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay doesn’t bother to entice or interest any parents who might be in the audience.
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
A fully disengaged brain is probably the key to enjoyment. Even basic logic engenders a recognition of how truly stupid this screenplay is.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Although "MDMA" goes to some dark places and features its share of ugly scenes, it’s ultimately a story of hope and redemption.
Despite having two inherently likable actors, the characters are so disagreeable that it’s difficult to become sympathetic toward their whirlwind affair.
Despite suffering from some third-act narrative problems, this high school rom-com goes down easily and boasts a strong, lived-in performance by Shannon Purser.
Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.