"Smart phone, dumb person" is such a condescending line it's a wonder this film is as likable as it is. Normally I'd prefer to focus on the likable, champion the film's strengths, maybe even lament its faults-- I'd probably recommend seeing it too. But it really does bear mentioning just how much bad dialogue and post-graduation-malaise-movie cliche this somehow manages to overcome-- it's kind of impressive actually.
Remember the parts in The Big Short where the camera cuts to a celebrity in order to explain financial concepts in layman's terms? That's all the parts. So if you've had dreams about Ryan Gosling parsing the 2007 financial crisis or Steve Carell as a blond then run, don't walk.
The bankers and investors that control our money can and will be crooks, that much we know, but Adam McKay convinces movie-goers like you and I that the only thing…
I'm slowly realizing there's ZERO time for me to write about this so some stray thoughts...
·For one it's so absolutely perfect.
· It features three of the most heartbreaking performances of the year, Isabelle Carré as Charlie's mom all but made me lose it.
· Arnaud Potier!! The photography's jaw dropping and practical in equal measure.
· Guess I'll never listen 'We Are Young' the same way again.
·Sidesteps expectations at every turn. Sarah is so incredibly complicated, so…