Reminded me a little of parts of The Fringe TV show, though more focused on the love story element here. This human angle was something new to the trope and played out well with the backdrop of The Adjustment Bureau who also proved a little more human in the end. A nice, easy watch that may not be perfect on all levels.
A light Sunday rom-com-spy movie. It doesn’t take itself seriously and has some laugh-out-loud moments, though not quite at the level of Something About Mary and the dog-on-speed scene 😉 Cheesy in places, it moves along at a brisk pace never forgetting its opening espionage gambit in both reference and tenuous plot thread. Good fun.
Meandering and trying to be more clever than the audience, this film often ends up getting to exactly where you thought it was going to be via an unnecessarily round-a-bout route. Whimsical yet loose, and a potential that could have been better tapped.
Visually stunning in black-and-white. It’s a French film with subtitles (some may be put off by this), and the unlikely pairing of a statuesque supermodel Angel with a low-self-esteem, disabled guy who’s fallen in with the wrong crowd works as she helps him understand what life is about, why it’s worth living and how to live it. One of those inspirational films that warm your heart and picks you up when you’re feeling low. Beautiful.
Until Lawrence shows up, this could easily have fallen into a dreary drama, but she sparkles on screen, most of the time. The dynamic between her and Cooper is generally humorous, and Tucker and de Niro are characteristically themselves (ie of similar type to other comedies they are in). However, it never really strays out of “safe” territory despite the darker themes it contains and sometimes feels a bit lost.