Ten minutes into the film, I was preparing myself for a cynical and even dark movie about a dysfunctional family, the first scenes having referenced suicide, vow of silences and a terrible 9-step programme. Oh boy was I wrong. Yes, Little Miss Sunshine does address these issues, but it does so with such heart and compassion. And crazy crazy humour. The film had me in stitches throughout, and the finale brought tears of laughter to my eyes.
Steve Carrell was…
Billy Wilder films are known for their snappy dialogue and brilliant plots, and The Apartment is no exception. Wilder transforms an otherwise ordinary premise into a twisting romantic-comedy, infused with wit and heart.
Lemmon plays C.C Baxter ("but my friends call me Bud"), an insurance man looking for ways to rise in his company. He strikes upon a seemingly brilliant plan of letting his apartment to his superiors for their extramarital affairs in exchange for a corporate favour. But it…
It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.
Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?
The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.
I'm still blown away, speechless really.
"I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."
Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…