Oh wow, there was a real-life foursome of Aboriginal gals who were so good at singing, but unloved by Australian white folk that the girls took off for Vietnam to sing to US troops during the war!!!! That one sentence, including the exclamation points, is about as excited as the movie wants you to be while watching it. Well, if your idea of a movie is a shoestring plot with zero drama, barely strung together with Motown songs you already love, with some, for once, MUCH NEEDED comic relief from Chris O’Dowd (usually we need relief from him), then The The Sapphires is for you!! The only time the movie gets real, and deep, and remotely moving is when title cards come up at the end to tell us about what became of the real women. Too bad that everything that came before it was like drinking Velveeta thru a PixyStix stick. OK, ok, sure, it’s impossible to truly hate on this sugary-sweet movie, but it’s OK to pass on it too, especially since you can do much better, like (re-)watching The Commitments, which is pretty much the same thing, cept with better filmmaking, acting, songs, humor, and Irish people (sorry Mr O’Dowd, but it’s true)
Verdictgo: Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badges
Sapphiresdon’ts exactly sparkle in limited release this Friday
The Devil Inside / Joyful Noise / Coriolanus / The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel / Rust and Bone /The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure / Frankenweenie / Here Comes the Boom / Fun Size / The Man with the Iron Fists / Jack Reacher
We get it Judd Apatow - you love your annoying wife and your mildly charming kids and their kinks and quirks and complaints and you think Paul Rudd is a handsome version of you and you need to put all of this into a movie. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to me automatically hating this movie – I DIDN’T. In fact, I really really liked it. It was funny. It’s actually the best thing Judd Apatow has done since The Critic + The Ben Stiller Show. I dreaded seeing this movie, but now I could sit thru it 40 more times. Mind you, it’s not thighly creative, and his kids are awful at acting, and his wife is really really really annoying, but Paul Rudd is probably the most lovable actor alive, and the movie is funny. And that’s that! Oh, yeah, nice try trying to revive Graham Parker’s career. Stop trying to be the Quentin Tarantino of unappreciated music acts. But oh, yeah, Hollywürst, please put Albert Brooks in EVERYTHING going forward. He’s not the most lovable actor alive, but who doesn’t love Albert Brooks? And, oh yeah, Hollywürst, take Chris O’Dowd out of EVERYTHING going forward. Thanks!
Oh my gosh! Who knew that women could be funny AND have a movie in which to show it? AND it came from Judd Apatow, the man who makes so many man comedies… that aren’t really all THAT funny, although everyone thinks they are. But we’re not going to waste your time griping about Judd Apatow like we usually do, cause for once he got the funny write (although what did he do besides put his name on it?). YEAH WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bridesmaids is dangs funny (and rememberrrrrrrrrr… it takes a lot to make us laffffff!!!). It’s not a great movie by any imagination of the stretch (pretty standard story stuff here – a woman trying to find love), but who cares!! Kristen Wiig does her Wiig thang and Maya Rudolph doesn’t really do anything, and come to think of it, neither does Wendi McLendon-Covey or Ellie Kemper, even if they are great company. Rose Byrne plays an unfun bitch (doesn’t she get sick of that? we’re starting to), and Jon Hamm plays a way fun a$$hole. Melissa McCarthy steals the show (she needs her own movie, and probably will get one), and some British people are in it (like Chris O’Dowd) cause they’re probably cheaper (and funnier) than Jason Segel. But why the poop jokes? WHY? No man wants to even think of a woman pooping. Do you womens? Wait, do any womens read this site? If so, will you marry us?
Lovey Covey: there’s juss something so hot about Wendi
(probably cause she was Michael Scott’s one-night stand in Canada)
Verdictgo: Jeepers Mos Def Worth A Peepers
Bridesmaids marries women & laughter at a theater near jews
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