Color me surprised. This was quite a fantastic film. It goes from sad to funny to horrific and sometimes this happens in a single scene. It's purely a dark comedy and one of the most enjoyable ones I have ever seen.
Maaaan... look I liked the movie... until around the 3rd act. A dark comedy with a feel good ending that feels tacked on and forced. Another criticism is in regards to the bootleg Elijah Wood kid and his paint by numbers high school fling subplot (unpopular withdrawn cornball falls for the hot cheerleader and actually gets her) with Katniss in a very forgettable & boring performance. At least Mel Gibson was solid.
I really didn't think this was as bad as everyone makes it out to seem. Sure, there are some laughable scenes, but why tackle something like depression without adding a little something to lighten the mood? The performances were great and while some of it felt off, it was pretty enjoyable. Surprisingly enough, it's actually slightly touching at times. It's a little dark and a little funny, but still worth a watch.