I appreciate these films more now in hindsight than I ever could when I was younger. With less time to waste, this trilogy finally feels like less a waste of my precious hours.
…the movie just serves to let us know Turturro connects one of his most famous characters to his love of an aimless French film.
Riley and company might create a compelling version of his story a few films from now. For now it just feels like something we’re supposed to learn, which is rarely funny.
The list of movies I have been putting off is shrinking by the day. Add another classic to the list.
In all it does what you want good comedies to do by giving several re-watchable moments and leaves a pleasant smile on your face. Great comedy risks more, but these guys have friendships with most of the people they are skewering. That’s okay, though. It’s only a Friday stuck at home in Covid 19 season.
This film made me and my wife laugh on a Friday night, when going somewhere isn’t an option. It’s the most ridiculous type of praise to say it’s worth watching again when every day is a copy of the last.
There is nothing here that qualifies as perfect in the film. In truth, this is what makes it better.
It’s a pleasant consequence of having the skill to turn above average into the unforgettable. These films should not be important bedrock films. Yet here they are, standing head and shoulders above, almost 60 years later.
Director David DobkinScreenplay Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele based on Eurovision Song Contest by EBUStarring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut The first surprise when watching the […]
The real surprise and the definite treat of the film are the Hansons. They have such an innocence and exuberance for the game of hockey, they carry whatever portion of the film that is not being driven by Newman.
This movie should suck, but it doesn’t.
There’s almost enough here to make a movie that’s not half bad.
There are so few comedies that are rewatchable. Ethical or not, this is a funny film about people we all knew in high school. None of them possess any sort of genius. Most of them are decent. Each of them were have a series of delightful failures with little victories along the way.
If only the scriptwriters could have done more to punch up the story to match the superior acting talent, this might be a classic.
In all, this is a good, not great film by a studio that’s in the sophomore slump. They could hit a winner out more often, if they weren’t concentrating on getting everyone to first base.
If we could keep it all within the confines of Ferness, life would be perfect. Even if the town is open to another deal.