Baumbach wrote a comprehensive script filled with detalied characters and funny moments. He directed this movie with a lot of energy. In making this movie good he was helped by the actors who really delivered some interesting performances.Sandler+Stiller excel here,Hoffman is trully funny. I really like how the director approaches filmmaking and i'll keep a close eye on him.This is my 3rd encounter with him. 7.25/10
TV. After so many fancy movies trying to make humor that was both urban and mind specific, sophisticated and somewhat crude, there's finally a Baumbach film that illustrates a well structured script (this director doesn't have a formal identity), without "style deviations", optimally supported by the actors - despite my lack of interest for Stiller and Sandler, his usual cronies.
Is "Cringeworthy" now a Genre? If so, this must be a significant example. Casting is perfect, with three of the most Cringeworthy actors in Hollywood: Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, and Adam Sandler. Sandler's singing is as bad as could possibly be and still be believable. His limp is a brilliant idea, as it makes him look like even more of a jerk than he probably really is. 2.7*Curb Your Enthusiasm without the jokes.
Magnifique et authentique (mais peut-être trop hermétique émotionnellement) portrait d'une famille dont les racines paternelles auront envenimé tout son entourage, de génération en génération, par son égocentrisme malsain. Vivre dans l'ombre des autres peut être difficile, mais cette anecdote familiale se traduit par l'humour et le cynisme, grâce à des interprètes saisissants (Sandler, Stiller, Marvel, Hoffman)
Dialogue, dialogue and more. This really moves along at a cracking pace in that wordy, neurotic Woody Allen flavour. Digging deep into the deeply flawed family unit there is much to like here with great performances across the board. A touch too long for my money. 3 stars