U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Director: Dan Fogelman
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa, Alex Monner
Although the movie’s strength occurs early in the proceedings, it tells a story worth being told.
Too dispiriting to be painful and too pointless to deserve the effort necessary for an additional word of opprobrium.
Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.
Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.