Sure, it has a number of problems with it's plot - the top insurance investigator didn't even think to trace who found the fake necklace? - but it's a fun flick and it's nice to see no men in key roles for once. This cast is cool and although it's more Ocean's 12 than Ocean's 11, it's entertaining from start to finish. Anne Hathaway stands out but everyone is good really, whilst a couple of cameos raise a smile.
What if it was a woman's world? They wolf whistle men on the street, have all the high powered jobs and expect men to have shaved all their body hair. That's the idea behind this enjoyable comedy that has many great visual gags, many of which you might miss on first viewing. It's funny stuff but let down by the main story, which isn't too engaging and often has random plot strands come from nowhere.
Even so it's very clever and highly recommended. Charismatic performances help to make this a fun way to spend an evening.
Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…
In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
He drives this shitty car all over the place,…