Thursday, February 15, 2018

Irreplaceable You: Movie Review


Dying girl drama with not enough comedy.
Irreplaceable You stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abbie, a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. A drama (with touches of comedy) about her short journey towards death; it’s about her acceptance or unacceptance of her fate, her need to plan for life without her, and how she wants others to respond to her tragedy. Movies about dying girls all suffer as the same sort of melancholic dramedy and need a hook to set it apart. 2018

Directed by: Stephanie Laing

Screenplay by: Bess Wohl

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Entanglement: Movie Review


A twisting, original story of love and depression.
The main reason to watch Entanglement is because it’s different and unique. There are plenty of movies that are weird just for the sake of being weird, but Entanglement is only slightly weird with an actual story to tell – a story that’s grounded in universal emotions. Ultimately, it’s about loneliness, depression and love, and never hides those thoughts while sending us down a twisting, original path with some moments of brilliance and the occasional moment of nonsense. 2017

Directed by: Jason James

Screenplay by: Jason Filiatrault

Starring: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, and Diana Bang

Saturday, February 10, 2018

When We First Met: Movie Review


Funny and cute.
A time travelling romantic comedy with shades of Groundhog Day and The Lake House. The fact that When We First Met doesn’t just immediately drive itself off a cliff is a mark of success in and of itself. That’s mostly thanks to the comedy of Adam Devine and the rest of the main cast. As romantic comedies go, the romance element is fairly predictable (trust me, it could have been a lot worse), but the film sticks to the comedy of the simple premise. 2018

Directed by: Ari Sandel

Screenplay by: John Whittington

Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario