Una (grata) sorpresa que la actuación de Will Ferrel sostenga prácticamente sola el desarrollo de una narración sobre alcoholismo tratada sin lugares comunes ni falsas notas extremas: dolores sórdidos más por ensordecidos que por trágicos y alianzas posibles sin heroismo ni esperanza de postal
Cliché un tanto reconfortante a cargo de Will Ferrell (igual de errático pero ahora en tono serio) que sigue la linea clásica de la ruptura seguida de crisis que inevitablemente busca la reconciliación personal. No es amibiciosa al igual que su personaje principal que prefiere dejarse llevar por las circunstancias en vez de volcarse a la acción constructiva. Medianamente disfrutable.
Being a great fan of Carver I had to watch this movie.I think Will Ferrell has been chosen as the main actor because he kind of looks like Carver. The movie has little to do with the short story, the front lawn sale is the only thing in common. This said the movie is not as bad for being a Hollywood production, it tries keeping a genuine touch which is not easy.This might be the reason it wasn't a success in cinemas
Pretty good drama (but not kitchen sink drama) about alcoholics. I fucking love Will Ferrell in just about anything and was not surprised that he could lead a picture like this. Though it was enjoyable and kinda light for the subject matter, that ending was reaaaallly meh, but it hurt just a little. Still a pretty decent film.
I like this Will Ferrelll, this and Stranger than Fiction prove that he is a viable lead when given the right role. It kind of feels like Bad Santa and About Schmidt had a baby and this was the result. I didn't expect such a stark depiction of alcoholism when I started, I'm glad the movie could explore such deep issues as it did while still retaining a large amount of heart.
Refreshing to see Will Ferrell play a human role rather than a mugging idiot - and he does it very well in this understated film about a few really bad days in a superficially successful man's life. I can't stand Ferrell's usual schtick but from what I had read about him I was pretty sure he was capable of more. I'm glad he takes a break from raking in the dough to make something good occasionally. Hope to see more.