I really liked this movie! I was really surprised at how effective it works as a drama with some laughs here in there as a light comedy. I hope I will stop mixing up Ryan Gosling with Ryan Reynolds because the former is truly outstanding in this (as he is in other films) Julianne Moore lives up to her incredible performances of the past. I was especially impressed with Moore in that her role is slightly similar to the one she plays in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT except she plays this one so differently somehow that you don't get the two characters mixed up at all. I feel bad saying that Carrell is mis-cast in this because his performance is fine. But for the first half of the movie, he wasn't coming off to me as Cal Weaver at all but a married Michael Scott. He eventually gains believability as the movie plays on but it was a sore point with me for a good part of the movie. Overall it's a very sweet movie even though it gets a little silly and slapstick-almost at the climax (that's what she said... DANG! See what I mean? ) Anyway, overall it's recommended. I think it's being played up too much for the comedy in it and not getting enough credit for the really strong dramatic content.
|8/10||patrick.sullivan@ - 260 reviews|
15.8.2011 - age: 26-35
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