Hail Mary, full of rage. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is utterly incendiary in this own-worst-enemy dramedy that gender-flips a tired genre to give angry new voice to a woman speaking her own truths.
The title is intentionally ironic, and yet still feels like a bad and desperately unfunny joke. The spectacular all-star cast holds their noses and gamely dives in anyway, for the sake of Judy Greer’s directorial debut.
I correctly guessed 15 out of the 24 categories, which is one of my better showings ever, I think.
Too long and too same-old, and even Liam Neeson’s effortless tough-guy charm can only carry this familiar-feeling film so far.
A tepid, almost conflict-free romantic drama that takes no chances whatsoever. Still: Queen Latifah!
(It will look here like I’m trying to condense a lot of stuff — my “week at the movies” posts, my “DVD alts” posts — into one package, and that isn’t quite the case. Or maybe it is. Bear with me as I try to figure out what the hell I’m doing and what the … more…