I've somewhat recently started getting into comedy more so and in particular, stand-up comedy, because for whatever reason, I started looking up people I noticed in small TV roles and then learned that they actually killed on stage. Stand-up never appealed to me before but then life (i.e. crap) happened and then I couldn't get enough. It dawned on me that these are the actual geniuses of our time.
I started watching this on a night that I was feeling…
The story itself is not the greatest but it was more than watchable for me because Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael are two of my favorite comic actresses. I love that they're besties in this flick. Their delivery on all their ridiculous lines was too delicious. Some of my fav moments were: enlisting of all their credit cards by the last 4 numbers, Kate suggesting slavery as a new business plan, misinterpreting "free" car repair, the passive-aggressive insulting each…
I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.
As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…