Mike

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  • Vitalina Varela

    Vitalina Varela

    ★★★½

    You know what the problem is with movies these days? No one knows how to have fun anymore! Like, everyone's all sad and uptight and no one remembers what it's like to go to the movies, kick back, and just have a good time! But if you're looking for FUN then you've come to the right place, because this movie is FUN! This one's got it all! Big musical numbers!* Cute animals!** Action!*** Humor!**** A romantic love story!***** So grab…

  • Save Yourselves!

    Save Yourselves!

    ★★

    OK so, one of the lead actors of this film is also one of the leads on the TV show 'Search Party,' and the other lead in this film has a small (but memorable) role on 'Search Party,' and another of the leads on 'Search Party' has a small role in this film. Got it? OK good. Unfortunately I don't have much to say about this film; it has some charming moments but ultimately just not enough substance - especially…

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  • Time

    Time

    ★★★★½

    Feels like a singular, personal work of art and -- at the same time -- a trenchant, relevant sociohistorical document; not so easy to do both at once, I'd imagine. And it covers a shocking amount of ground for its' relatively brief running-time. Well worth 81 minutes of attention.

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★★★★

    I used to know this guy who was super-obnoxious and basically just a bad person overall, and I remember him saying how he absolutely hated this movie and couldn't understand why it had such a high Rotten Tomatoes score. So, I'm not saying that liking this movie makes you a good person, or that disliking it makes you a bad person, but I do think it's a movie that bad people tend to dislike, and I think that's worth noting.