Thursday, June 2, 2011
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: A man (Ewan McGregor), with a gay dad who dies (Christopher Plummer), falls in love with a French woman (Melanie Laurent).
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos, China Shavers
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Stop! This film did not make me think, it did not make me laugh, it did not make me cry, no not in the bath. It did not inspire me, it did not teach me a thing, it did not entertain me, it did not make me sing. But I think the most annoying thing, is that it's not quite so bad, to stop others from liking. (Yeah, I watched Green Eggs and Ham recently. So what?!)
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: It did do one thing. It made me sleep-- bada-bing!
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: ...But at least I wasn't snoring, like the man next to me, so boring... Okay, enough with the "rhyming", which I quote to mock my timing. And get ready for it, we're going back to my usual style of wit.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: The Animal Acting category is really filling up this year. I've got another great contender in the Jack Russell Terrier named Arthur, who is played by Cosmo... My audience gave him the biggest applause of all the actors during the closing credits.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: What a waste of good actors. Whatever. They were fine.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Throughout the film, Mike Mills cuts to colors and still images during Ewan McGregor's quirky narrations. At first it's cute, but as it continues, you get the distinct impression that Mills is only keeping up the gimmick because he feels artistic pressure to maintain a consistent look throughout the film. You can even feel him starting to regret having introduced this style in the first place.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Quirky and dull. Two adjectives I've never had to use together before.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: The best of the quirky parts are in the trailer below, so enjoy those for free.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: Beginners Trailer
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