Kinda good, kinda bad at the same time. It all felt like an overlong episode of Sex & The City. The acting and direction is good but the script is way too weak to carry the themes and ideas. However, it is a good watch with your "person" on a friday night.
How could a movie with such a great cast be so terrible? Well, an unfunny script with alternatingly shrill and smug characters, a completely predictable plot, and boring lead performances, for a start. A total wreck - one extra star for Adam Scott and Chris O'Dowd (despite his atrocious accent).
Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Started off strong but just fizzled out about 2/3 of the way through. Had its funny moments but most of the talent was grossly underused. Just not very memorable, you know?
My rate: 50% - The first half of the movie showed some promise but then it dragged and went bland from there. And what an unsatisfying ending! I liked one of the quote and a somewhat morale of the story from the movie though, "That's why you stay with someone that you want to be with under the worst possible circumstances".
Oh God. (Jon Hamm is clearly swimming for air in this turn-brain-off racket of a film and manages to almost tear it down with a GREAT take on a dinner scene that calls out all the bullshit and for moments makes this something serious. Of course he gets written off afterwards.) And this irritating lead is actually the writer and director? Self-insertion? Cringe.
I guess it's a credit to Westfeldt that I recognised what she was trying to achieve: something ballsy, smart, and cool. Unfortunately, the stale result reflects none of that. The characters remain distant throughout, the script is uninteresting, and the ending is rushed (and the dialogue is mostly cringeworthy in that scene). Just another boring attempt to beat all the cotton candy rom-coms.
Firstly, Jennifer Westfeldt is precious. She's able to convey this adorable kindness in her acting ability that makes me fall in love with her on screen. Secondly, this was fantastic for what it was: A rom-com with more adult themes. Nothing much spectacular about the cinematography, but the acting was well done with the material they had to work with. I thoroughly enjoyed it. (And Adam Scott in the ending... Hello!)