Was really apprehensive going in to this as the trailer really didn't do much for me. I should know by now to trust Alexander Payne though.
The acting is the biggest problem here. If you can get over the stilted performances by just about everyone involved, everything else should fall into place nicely.
The score, small town nature and "safe" humor gives this movie a strong Coen-esque vibe and it works all the better for it.
Lots to dig into here. We'll be covering more on Episode 330 of the Cinecast.
Incredibly boring with unflattering characters and attempts at comedy that had me eye rolling ever bit as much as I was checking my watch. No stakes, no story, no intrigue. Just a series of set pieces that, for the most part, linger on nothing of interest.
The character of Tin Tin himself is as bland as he appears. Wish I would've skipped this one.
The trailer nails it. A bunch of extremely good looking, rich, white kids that have a ton of friends and money feeling sorry for each other. Sure they have problems (serious ones), but the natural drama that should come out of these problems in what could be a really great "coming of age" story just never seems to materialize. Instead I just want to punch everyone in the knee. The jocks too. Corny, cliche (or bafflingly dumb) lines one after…