Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen
Director: Mike White
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Comedy | Drama | Music | 2017
My first thought while watching this film was, is this a Richard Linklater film? Because, if you remember from way back when we did those "before" trilogy movie reviews, I complained about how all they did was walk, talk, and fight. That's what this movie was. Ben Stiller plays a grown man who is taking his son to visit colleges. The entire movie is him basically thinking to himself, talking to his son or other people, and then eventually getting mad at his life and taking it out on those around him.
It was exhausting to watch this roller coaster of bipolarism on screen. I would have to say I fast forwarded probably 50% of the film, because after the first couple scenes of that exact order of emotions, it just got old. I knew what would happen. He'd be having a nice conversation, then something would hurt his feelings or he would feel inadequate and just snap. It was just awful to watch.
Other than Ben Stiller, I liked Austin Abrams and Jenna Fischer in this film. They were mellow and just took whatever Brad was saying with a grain of salt. I'm sure some people live like this in real life... honestly I kind of used to growing up, but I don't recall it being this bad at all.
I'm going to have to go with a "Hated It" on this one. It was a complete waste of time, and completely boring to watch. Guess it's time to start working on those Sci-Fi films for next month... hopefully I get better luck with those. (0/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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