This is one of the more disappointing efforts of the holiday movie season.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott
Francois Dorque said on Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:07:39 PM
I liked the part where he eats the foot long hot dog and says "it was nothing". What a guy!
Hanna D. said on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:27:46 PM
I actually found this film quite good - except for the fact that the volcano-eruption caused immense problems in real life and wasn't treated with the necessary seriousness. But Ben Stiller was great to watch. Actually, so were all the other actors. Good, that Adam Scott gets to shine more! Greetings from Central Europe
Jack said on Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:27:14 PM
Is Ben Stiller persona non grata among movie critics? The antipathy for this movie is astounding.
DCWhatthe said on Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:35:49 PM
I came in for the Stiller vulnerability factor.
Ben hasn't been very convincing, for many years, as a dorky loser. Because frankly, his image is too cool for that. But he still has the ability to provoke sympathy for his plight.
Yep, the story wasn't overly compelling. It was the kind of thing, where you sort of invested your attention in an account, and it pays off at the end.
For me at least, there were several "yes!" moments, near the ending, that made it worth watching. And the journey itself, was ok.
Ron said on Friday, December 27, 2013 3:44:09 PM
While I agree it's offputting when a filmmaker strokes his own ego through his movies, I didn't hear this complaint against "Don Jon." Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed a movie basically showing how he picks up gorgeous women and there are multiple lines of women telling him how sexy he is.