[Jennifer Lawrence] Oh wow, that was bad. There is the obvious travesty of the cartoonish mental illness. But it goes beyond that. Every character is a cartoon in a movie that is at least initially framed as having serious drama. It turns out that any serious drama is a fake pretense for a really unpleasant and contrived romantic comedy.
After watching the Fighter and now this, I think I need to stay away from David O'Russel movies.
All of this said, I did kind of like Lawrence even though I didn't like her character or the movie.
[3D] It seems like most critics are disliking the movie for two reasons, it doesn't live up to the book and the hyper-kinetic editing/intense visuals were too much. Well, I haven't read the book and I love intense visuals (I enjoy Speed Racer). I loved it.
The 3D, constant visual inundation, anachronistic music - it all worked for me. I bought into Gatsby being in love with a five year dream. I liked Mulligan's performance as a somewhat superficial rich…
[rifftrax] If this movie was made today, no one would laud it as a classic. It is so very slow at times for no reason. The rifftrax boys best running joke was how Carpenter wouldn't call cut on the really long scenes of people walking to nowhere. Also lots of jokes about how the scary music clues had almost nothing to do with what was happening on screen.
And every high schooler in the movie looked at least 25 to 30. It's amazing that Jamie Lee Curtis was actually only 20.
[AVC A] Fantastic. Great movie. Another movie where the soundtrack adds so much to the film. Gosling is perfect at playing that quiet role. Mulligan is adorable. Albert Brooks is so fun to watch playing this type of scary gangster. The direction of the film is so spot on. There isn’t much to discuss about the movie because it’s all just done so proficiently.