ReelViews for 'COMEDY/DRAMA' movies
Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.
At times it feels a little amateurish, especially in terms of its comedy, but there’s also a deep-rooted sense of sincerity.
"Ingrid Goes West" is part comedy, part tragedy, part horror/thriller, and part social commentary.
Offers a painless two hours for anyone who wants to reminisce about a fast-fading era without being forced to consider a strong storyline.
Tina Fey is the biggest asset but even she’s not sufficient to make it worth more than a marginal recommendation.
Using gallows humor, likable protagonists, and a variety of nonstandard filmmaking techniques, director Adam McKay maintains a high level of energy for more than two hours.
With a running length of two hours, it's hard to cite this movie's limited charm as a sufficient reason for enduring all the self-indulgent bloat.
When film-goers speak of New York-based indies as having become insular and pretentious, "Mistress America" is an example of what they're referring to.