this plot type is easy and simple, and won't make people groan even if it's overdone. All that was left is inserting the choice of 'heartwarming' story in it (family? trauma? adulthood?). But the script failed at that, all the issues that were thrown never really got a resolve. It really drives me crazy, mainly because it wasted all the talents lined up in the cast (Amy Adams+Emily Blunt+Alan Arkin, FFS..)
"Negocios brillantes" es una mala película. Y a la vez es un buen ejemplo de la inherente dificultad de trabajar con un guión deficiente. Éste irremediablemente debilita la película. Hay un sinnúmero de hoyos en la trama (los cuales se enfatizan principalmente al final de la historia). Amy Adams actúa bien, al igual que Alan Larkin. El trabajo de ambos es lo único rescatable.
Personajes flojos sacados a flote por el infalible cliché del abuelo gringo desenfadado, atrapado en la interpretación que hizo en Little Miss Sunshine. Situaciones pseudo límite en las que los personajes por más miserables que sean lucen radiantemente bien, pasa la prueba pero se queda fofa la trama.
The perfect story, the perfect cast, with so much heart... What more could you want? Amy Adams and Emily Blunt were the perfect soul sisters. They simply nailed it, bringing these characters to life, of their hardships, pain, and beauty. I can't say anything to criticize this movie. It was that good.
Poor direction, with a very poor indie-plot-by-numbers script (and a throwaway ending), and spotty production design...but obviously some very strong work from Adams and Blunt make it worthwhile. What could have just been sentimental scenes with a dash of quirk, somehow, very occasionally, earn power and grace when either of these two are on screen.
Adams and Blunt deliver amazing performances that make up for the long list of flaws the film has. The supporting cast is great but not important enough in this silly comedy with a dull script and an overall lack of quality. If it weren't for the two leading ladies, it would have been even more boring to watch Sunshine Cleaning. With them on the screen, it's just boring. It should be called Adams-Blunt Cleaning...