Buying through this banner helps support the forum!
Page 477 of 477 FirstFirst ... 377427467472473474475476477
Results 7,141 to 7,142 of 7142

Thread: What is the last movie you saw? and rate it.

  1. #7141
    Ecurb Ecurb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Eugene, OR
    "Marriage Story" (Noah Baumbach's new movie) is an anti-rom-com. That is, it uses romantic comedy conventions in a movie about a divorce. The lawyers, the sidekicks, and the in-laws are all played for laughs. The divorcing couple (Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson) are more treacly.

    The movie opens with each partner's written list of things they love about the other person, which turns out to be part of a mediation for the dying marriage. Driver is a New York avant-guarde theater director; Johansson is his wife and star, who may have an opportunity to act in (horrors!) a TV series out in an L.A. straight out of a Woody Allen movie. Johansson's lawyer is a grotesque (but funny) LA stereotype, and so is Johansson's mother.

    The problem: as with the rom-coms the movie satirizes, the leads must be sufficiently charming to make the viewer care about their fates. I'll grant that in real-life, divorcing people lack charm, are vengeful, and act greedily. So what? Why see a movie about that? At least Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary had sufficient charm to make readers care about their awful fates. Johansson and Driver: not so much.
    Last edited by Ecurb; 12-11-2019 at 01:33 PM.

  2. #7142
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Many thanks Ecurb. Great film recommendations that will while away my spare hours for ages.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts