I hadn’t heard this was a remake of Force Majeure until I looked a few reviews. I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t judge it based on the source material, but this felt extremely stale and cringy. Ferrell was a (sym)pathetic sad sack and Julia Louis Dreyfus was just as overbearing and judgmental as she needed to be. I usually like her, but I kind of despised her in this which means that she’s probably a good actress after all. To be honest, this is why I don’t go skiing or take my family on vacations.
I really considered writing a snarky I hate Hamilton review to jump on the "this is universally loved so I'm going to be hipster by crapping on it" bandwagon. But I legitimately struggle to see anything wrong with this. The only downside is that it isn't technically a movie and that it ends. I want it to keep singing history for me.
Fair warning: This is not a love story.
In the vein of Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, this film is quirky, funny, and real. Well, as real as a film with a dance montage and animated bluebirds can be. It is refreshing to see a "romantic comedy" that doesn't have the traditional romcom ending of the opposite party coming to their senses and running off to regain the relationship that they lost earlier in the film…
I was a little late getting on the Hamilton bus. I'm not a huge theater nerd, but I caught word of this new musical that told the history of our nations' founding through the eyes of Hamilton who was actually an immigrant (though aren't we all unless we are Native American?) I was intrigued because I am a history nerd. So I found some of the early animatics on youtube in 2017 and then got a hold of a copy…