About five or six minutes into To Be The Best, at least four or five cars had been totaled and a helicopter exploded – and this was all before a motorcycle chase transitioned from the aqueducts of Los Angeles straight into a little league game. At this point I hadn’t even figured out any of the character’s names yet, so clearly I was totally on board with this offering…
This movie is what I like to call a not-quite movie.
Because it's not-quite thrilling enough to be an entertaining thriller of the throw-away variety. It's not-quite smart enough to actually comment upon the interesting ideas it manages to bring up once in a while. It's not-quite as great looking as a film directed by Wally Pfister should be. On top of all this, it's not-quite bad enough to be a fascinating bomb, or misfire.
Seeing 8 positive and 8…
A drunk cat keeps messing around with two families in an attempt to ruin their lives. Or something along those lines. Did I mention that Eric Roberts voices the cat? Did I mention he recorded his voice-over in a garbage can? Did I mention David DeCoteau directed it? AVClub describes this movie as a talking animal movie meets The Room - pretty apt. I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at this pile of crap a couple times.