You know what killed me the most about this movie? The soundtrack. Oh my lord, just the most banal *this is an indie movie can't you tell* bullshit. But Sam Rockwell can have my babies whenever he's next available. And Allison Janney can help me raise them, I even pray that one of them has a lazy eye.
Adults behaving like kids and kids forced to behave like adults. The pathos is there and so is the charm - thanks to a stellar cast, in particular, the ever consistent Sam Rockwell. Unfortunately, it's just too hard to accept certain realities that are given as certainties. All in all, it's a somewhat entertaining film that fails to live to its potential.
Points for Rockwell and Collette, but it's about as generic of a formula as the trailer paints it to be. There are some genuinely funny moments, and the supporting cast is generally better than the mopey lead, but overall it's not worth much more than a bored viewing one evening.
Really decent dramedy that while being very unoriginal is saved by the awesome acting of Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell. Apart from these two performances there is really nothing special about this movie at all.
The movie is worth it only for Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Allison Janney. The script is at times really funny or just incredibly not interesting, as is the main character. All of the coming of age thing in here smells really rotten.
Rich white people who are able to take the summer off to go dick around in lake houses are assholes. Go figure. Sam Rockwell was good though, but he always is. If Sam Rockwell was a brand of peanut butter, I wouldn't buy JIF anymore. Legit, I went there. That's how fucking reliably good he is.
What this beautiful movie teaches is a great lesson everybody should have in their minds everyday. All we, human beings, need is love: to love and to be loved. If we don't find that component in the ordinary people, like family, we will search for it in other souls who captivates us. So... A friend can be found in any one, no matter their age, sex, work, etc.