Friday, February 15, 2013
Like I said it's a sweet little film with no pretensions, it is what it is. Since it's a Wes Anderson film everyone speaks in sort declarative sentences, bottles up their emotions until they explode, and plenty of oddballs come and go in the story. I'm a sucker for films about orphan boys in glasses who fall in love with super cute girls. I love this one, and it's been a few years since I really loved a Wes Anderson film.
It's all very cute and sweetly heartwarming and I highly recommend it, mainly because I have a huge crush on Aubrey Plaza.
Several things bothered me about this film, although none of them had to do with how hot Penelope Cruz is. The first thing that bothered me was the age of Woody's daughter in the film. If this pretty 20 something girl was his daughter, then he had to have been in his mid 50's when she was born because Woody is showing every one of his 70 some years in this film. Another thing that bothered me was Alec Baldwin's role in his story. Was he seen by all of the characters all the time or was he a spirit like figure symbolizing melancholy? Sometimes the females would see and talk to him, others they did not. And another thing that bothered me was the miscasting of Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig. Ellen Page is a cute young woman but she's not any where near the allegedly hot temptress who drives men wild like they assert in the movie. On the other hand, Greta Gerwig is much hotter and would have been more believable as the super hot actress who drives men to infidelity.
This one isn't bad, it's just not that good. Woody has done much better many other times.
I really liked this not too violent not too long Australian crime saga. It unfolds over 8 half hour episodes and it doesn't waste a minute in telling it story. It's honest, true, and even funny at times.
I highly recommend it. It's on Netflix Instant.