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29 Apr

Some movies get made with very good actors that make you wonder if they even read the script before saying ‘yes’ to it, or were they just drunk when that happened?
There’s a few pretty good actors in this film, such as Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz. Unfortunately the story of a young woman Megan (Keira Knightley) who has just been proposed to at the wedding of one of her best friends and gets so shaken up about it that she spends the night with a couple of teens, just doesn’t cling on. Annika being one of those kids (Chloë Grace Moretz) does make it a bit better, but not much. Megan still is, at most, the big sister of the group who gets accepted everywhere but has no direction for herself.
It’s like being stuck in a piece of art you have no idea how to look at. There’s no straight line in the story, except you know that at some point Megan will have to go back to her other life.
Craig, Annika’s single dad, played by Sam Rockwell, is about as louzy played as the rest of them.
I don’t blame the actors though, I truly blame the story and the script. OK, Keira Knightley using an accent that I last heard her use in A Dangerous Method, where it made a) more sense, b) sounded far more convincing c) was a better film altogether, it was a move she shouldn’t have done here. Probably was forced though.

Anyway, not a film I’d quickly tell you to bother yourself with. A midlife crise ten to twenty years too early, depicted as a wobbly hiccup in a silly madness of two nutcases who shouldn’t have together in the first place. Because the magic between Megan and her fiancée is not exactly convincing either.

But no worries, all of these actors have made far better films than this one.

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Posted by on April 29, 2016 in Films, Opinion, Uncategorized

 

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