My favorite genre of film is Sigourney Weaver appearing on screen for less than five minutes, but still somehow being the best part of the film while wearing a powersuit of some sort.
This is the heterosexual couple I wish were in more rom-coms. They're relatable; they're real; they're unique. We care about them and they have incredible chemistry. Honestly I checked this out because Maya Rudolph is one of most underused personalities in all of Hollywood. Of course it doesn't use her comedic talents to their full potential, but it does highlight a bit of her acting abilities and those are really good. Also John Krasinski is cute and charming and that's all he really needed to deliver. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also a surprising treat in this too.
Reasons why Letterboxd should take this film more seriously:
- Ron Howard's best film. Can you think of something better? I can't.
- One of three Oscar noms Jim Carrey was robbed of.
- I'm sorry but the script is funny as hell and makes this trainwreck so pleasing.
- Utter madness on the screen.
- ORIGINAL SONG "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" SANG BY THE TALENTED FAITH HILL (and co written by the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey)
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”
- Alfred Hitchcock
This film was just so magnificent for me to watch on the big screen. I was utterly spooked, but my friends not so much. I tried to tell them all of the reasons why it horrified me so much, but they just didn't get it. The audience I saw it with did not particularly like it either. That was probably one of the first…