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I've enjoyed Gaffigan's work for a long time and a decent portion of this genuinely made me laugh but overall it gives off the impression that he's just fucking around and not even enjoying himself. The "difficult jokes" he tells and acknowledges aren't funny are just jokes with a bunch of random topics he's already talked about crammed together. The main challenge of difficult jokes is making them funny and he doesn't even try. I still don't know if the…
Look, I enjoyed seeing this, but if I had never heard of Mario beforehand I'd probably give it 1.5 stars. I expected this to be somewhere in the range of well-produced but uninspired to genuinely pretty good, and it unfortunately came in at the very bottom of that range. It feels quite short because it's a whole bunch of random scenes that don't amount to much. I predict this will get 50 sequels and spinoffs that will all be better…
I spent 90% of the runtime judging the accuracy of the tech and how it was used by the characters (surprisingly accurate but not perfect). The plot is absolutely bonkers and I don't think I was ever really that enthralled by it. I'm guessing the screenlife framing was done for budgetary reasons and/or to produce/market it as a sequel to Searching (which I haven't seen), but I don't think it added that much to the movie. There's one strong moment…