Some very good performance and fine moments make this otherwise predictable story a joy to watch. The two leads are fantastic, painting a picture of a strained relationship with mixed motives on both sides. The supporting cast are also superb, particularly Paul Giamatti in an all too minor role. The script lets the story down a bit by expanding too much on the back story where inference was clear.
A good film, but you'll probably only need to see it once.
A cute, but strangely distant rom com about a guy who starts to fall for a girl that his friends just don't like. It is a little mixed on the moral message but raises a few interesting questions. The main appeal though is the laughs. Jack Black actually acts in this one, and he's not bad at it. Be prepared for slapstick, but if that's your style, then this will have you in fits.
Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.
This is pretty much live action Anime. If that's your cup of Japanese tea, you'll possibly enjoy this. For me, it was too cartoony. The hero's awakening moment is like the matrix on acid, which in principle sounds great but it's a little too static. The sets are a mixture of CG and drawing that distracted me, even though they were quite impressive at times.
I found the story a little hard to follow and it didn't really grab me.…