This warms me up to the bones - seen several times times in delightful company. It's not one to be analysed thoroughly but enjoyed in its charming hopefulness and off-beat humor. The songs, however darling, had me almost conviced at times I was listening to Nick Drake....
Had a tiring Baumbach feel.(Alexi Murdoch oughta pay royalties to Nick Drake: his songs are literally like Nick's)THE saddest pole dance ever + makes me think twice about ever wanting to have kids. A few things I did love: Maya Rudolph's gorgeous hair; her moving story about her dad and the duct taped-fruit on a fruitless orange tree (tsunami of childhood memories right there) and the way he's always there for her.
The thing that irritated me most about this film was the music, which is a shameless rip off of Nick Drake. I was furious by the end. Having said that, I quite enjoyed the first 45minutes. I was considering recommending it to my sister in law who loves films about pregnancy and relationships. Unfortunately, it went steeply downhill in the second half. This is, in the end, in my opinion, a terrible film.
Might be a comedy if you are a repressed stereotyping middle class US borne person with a desire to stay well inside your comfort zone. For everyone else, pass your way. (disclaimer: Managed to hold for 40 minutes and gave up, maybe the second half is a script by Godard directed in collaboration with Ozu, I'll never know)
Aww that was very sweet, despite being a strange beast of a 00's indie comedy. A road movie with no roads, domestic drama without a stable home and a quirky relationship comedy with a couple who are distinctly down-to-earth and refuse to have the typical narrative bust-up 3/4s of the way through. The sketch-like nature of each family visited are less about realism & more a meditative kaleidoscope of new parent fears.
Family is Sam Mendes favorite subject.Thus after the excellent Revolutionary Road and American Beauty, he presents a family to be.This family is unique and so in love without trying to fit in any standards & creating their owns. Rudolf & Krasinski looks amazing together & they are a couple with no fear or hesitation, a couple that we would all wanted to be.Few might find the finale tacky,however is honest & beautiful
nice but missing that bit of reality relating to whether their new location will offer jobs, schooling and of course broadband. (or maybe i need to move to America). PS is it possible for a film to have too much music that sounds like Nick Drake? i'll leave that with you.