The major problem of this movie is that it tries to create a balance between drama and comedy, and it fails. You can call this movie a heavy comedy... or a light drama, you choose. The movie is accompanied by a soft, relaxing soundtrack that fits finely with the movie.
c.reilly and tomei give a naturally humorous feel to the story, jonah hill sweats balls just to stand near them, playing someone waaaay different from what he's shown so far and the whole film suffers for it. either miscast or the character needed some rewriting adapting it to hill's potential. the story was probably funny and tense enough on paper so there's plenty of material to be enjoyed on a first watch.
I'm really not a fan of the Duplass brothers' mumblecore style, but this film - some annoying camerawork aside - is easily among their best work, thanks to the well-drawn, perfectly cast characters. It does a clever job of balancing its disparate tones, from heartfelt romance to uncomfortable comedy, but then undercuts itself with an ending that's disappointingly soft.
Genial el minimalismo de la película, sobre todo en la forma. Aunque a veces llama demasiado la atención. "Mírenme, soy una película totalmente natural y realista"; especialmente con el uso y abuso del zoom pero en general es muy buena historia y el cast está bien acertado. Aún no veo otra película del "mumblecore" pero debo aceptar que estoy intrigado. Recomendable.
The performances were uniformly some of the year's best. On the other hand, were you to rank the year's top 50 scripts, I'm not sure it would sneak into the bottom five. The ending was emphatically lame. Sounds like I'm kidding, but final 10 minutes really would have been better had John C. Reilly kicked Jonah Hill down those stairs.