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Read More: Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders Take Center Stage in Posters for Sundance Hit 'Results' Almost exactly 10 years ago, Andrew Bujalski was being interviewed by Indiewire contributor Michael Koresky when the filmmaker made an off-the-cuff remark that would haunt him. Shortly after the premiere of Bujalski's sophomore feature "Mutual Appreciation" at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the same week that his debut "Funny Ha Ha" landed on DVD, Bujalski was asked about other contemporary filmmakers whose work — as Koresky put it — "harmonized" with his own. Bujalski recalled rumblings of a "movement" at SXSW, the same year that Joe Swanberg's debut "Kissing on the Mouth" premiered and the Duplass brothers' "The Puffy Chair" won an audience prize. "My sound mixer named the movement 'mumblecore,'" Bujalski said, "which is pretty catchy." In short order, Bujalski wouldn't think so. Two years »
- Eric Kohn
[This is a re-post of my Results review from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is available on VOD starting today, and opens in select theaters on June 5th.] Writer/director Andrew Bujalski’s “romantic comedy” Results is a weird movie. It technically belongs in the romantic comedy genre despite the fact that it doesn’t turn into one until halfway through the film, after a sluggish, odd, and meandering first half that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. And while the chemistry of Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders is enough to keep the movie from flat-lining entirely, the off-putting nature and heavy focus on Kevin Corrigan’s character forces the audience to push through the pain before getting to a somewhat charming cool down. Results revolves around three central characters. Trevor (Pearce) is a driven, hard-working, and frankly kind of boring trainer who owns the small but successful gym Power 4 Life. The name of the gym speaks to Trevor’s optimistic philosophy on attaining happiness, but his homelife reveals his own sense of loneliness. He lives in »
- Adam Chitwood
Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce star in Andrew Bujalski‘s new off-beat comedy Results, in which they play a pair of personal trainers with a personal history. Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce Video Exclusive “We know they work together and as we get into the film we realize that something has happened, there’s been some hookup, and […]
- Chelsea Regan
The most adorable aspect of Andrew Bujalski’s deadpan-goofy quasi-romance Results is the way two of the three main characters have the hardest bodies imaginable but soft hearts and wooly heads. Cobie Smulders is Kat, the seemingly humorless, compulsively buff (man, she’s in shape, and those cheekbones!) fitness instructor who’s apt to sprint several blocks after cars driven by customers who haven’t paid their bills. Guy Pearce plays Trevor, the taut Aussie owner of an Austin, Texas, gym called Power 4 Life — the “4” also standing for body, heart, mind, and spirit. This is both Trevor’s business and religion: At night he studies videos of fitness philosopher-entrepreneurs, bangs (none too well) on the drums, and curls up in bed with his dog. The wild card — the story’s catalyst — is rich, pudgy Danny (Kevin Corrigan), who moves from New York into an empty mansion with only a TV, »
- David Edelstein
While critical praise is always appreciated, and something that the forthcoming "Diamond Tongues" has no shortage of, sometimes the sweetest words of appreciation comes from fellow filmmakers. And co-directors Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson caught the attention of "Results" and "Computer Chess" filmmaker Andrew Bujalski with their film. "A riveting, screen-commanding performance from a fresh face is a rare and magical thing--rarer still is that it lands in the lap of filmmakers who know what to do with it. 'Diamond Tongues' had me start to finish," he said. And today we have the exclusive trailer for the movie so you can get a sense of what Bujalski is raving about. Read More: Watch: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, And Kevin Corrigan Get Fit In The Trailer For 'Results' Led by Leah Goldstein, the movie follows a young woman and aspiring actress who struggles to deal with the success achieved by her. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. "Results," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Back in 2002, Andrew Bujalski became known for pioneering the "mumblecore" movement with his debut film "Funny Ha Ha." The term usually refers to indie films made on small budgets, featuring natural dialogue and starring amateur actors. But with his new movie "Results," Bujalski breaks away from the shackles of his old signifier. Starring big names like Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Corrigan, "Results" is more structured and accessible than the director's past efforts. Set in Austin, "Results" splits equal time between three strange and lonely characters. Danny (Corrigan) has recently inherited a large sum of money, but has no one to share it with. »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Bracingly off-kilter, a sort of anti rom-com that sends up a cultlike subculture while embracing the full, curious humanity of those who live in it. I’m “biast” (pro): love Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s nowhere near as outré as his delightfully bizarre Computer Chess, but writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s latest film is still bracingly off-kilter, a patchwork portrait of intriguingly messed-up people that morphs into a sort of anti rom-com even as it sends up a cultlike subculture while simultaneously embracing the full, curious humanity of those who live in it. Actually, then, Results isn’t so different from Computer Chess at all.
Trevor (Guy Pearce [Iron Man 3, Breathe In], using his own Australian accent, hooray!) runs an independent gym in Austin, Texas: “Power4Life” isn’t just the name of the establishment but an »
- MaryAnn Johanson
This weekend, Bradley Cooper finds himself caught between Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone in "Aloha," while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson goes on a dangerous mission to save his daughter after a massive earthquake hits California in "San Andreas."
Also in theaters this weekend:
"Results" stars Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders as personal trainers whose lives are interrupted by an eccentric new client. In "Gemma Bovery," a new spin on the novel "Madame Bovary," life imitates art when the tittle character and her husband move to the village where the classic tale was written a century before. "Club Life" follows a man struggling with financial trouble as he attempts to make some fast cash in the Manhattan club scene. »
- Rachel Horner
Opening in theaters and on VOD this Friday is Computer Chess filmmaker Andrew Bujalski’s new film Results, and in anticipation of the release we at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive new clip from the comedy. The film stars Kevin Corrigan as a recently divorced, newly rich, and miserable man who seeks out a personal trainer with the goal of being able to “take a punch.” He subsequently crosses paths with a local gym owner (Guy Pearce) and a job-obsessed trainer (Cobie Smulders), and the three strike up a tense, strange, and dynamic relationship. This new clip shows the first meeting between Corrigan and Pearce’s characters, as the trainer tries to suss out what Corrigan’s personal goals are in terms of fitness. The scene portrays the tone of the film quite well, which is a mix of odd, charming, and funny. Watch the clip below. »
- Adam Chitwood
Writer/director Andrew Bujalski ("Computer Chess”) is making his bones quickly. He's only made four independently financed feature films, and his fourth is his biggest and best yet. A dynamite cast helps, but Bujalski's tentative move towards the mainstream doesn't tamp down his funny and observational sensibilities. His latest, "Results," stars the criminally underused Kevin Corrigan ("Pineapple Express"), Guy Pearce ("Memento"), Cobie Smulders “(“The Avengers"), Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Michael Hall in the weirdest role you will ever see him in. “Results” is centered on the culture of self-improvement. The comedy focuses on two mismatched personal trainers, self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders), whose lives are upended by the actions of a wealthy client (Corrigan). As their three lives become inextricably knotted, the plot go from complicated to super messy, and as our »
- Chase Whale
★★★☆☆ Results (2015) - the fifth film from Andrew Bujalski, the director of 2013's Computer Chess - takes a while to find itself. Once it does, it's revealed to be a funny, well observed and quite touching adult romantic comedy about relationships and happiness, and how those concepts differs from one person to the next. Australian expat Trevor (Guy Pearce) is the proprietor of a downtown fitness store, complete with a small but adept team of personal trainers, one of which is Kat (Cobie Smulders). When newly rich dimwit Danny (Kevin Corrigan) turns up, they're tasked with putting him into shape - a task that has repercussions for all three of them.
- CineVue UK
The culture of self-improvement, those who try and “actualize” goals and those who believe the myths of such mantras, are explored with mixed “Results” in Andrew Bujalski’s latest comedy, a funny, lighthearted, and uneven effort. But given his more cynical movie track record, it’s a weirdly optimistic and well-adjusted movie despite its dysfunctional characters. Read More: Watch: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, and Kevin Corrigan Get Fit In The First Trailer For 'Results' Cobie Smulders stars as Kat, an abrasive and intense physical fitness personal trailer with a lot of hostility and anger issues. We’re introduced to the character going for a speed jog through her neighborhood of Austin, Texas as she spots and chases down a client and aggressively reminds them they’re late on payments. But the gym “Power 4 Life”—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness being the four elements in question—is not even her business, »
- Rodrigo Perez
Read More: Indiewire Partners With Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand for Indie Film Month In celebration of Time Warner Cable's Indie Film Month, Indiewire co-hosted an event at Meet on Chrystie in New York this week. Celebrating the release of "Results," which opens in theaters and VOD this Friday, the gathering found a mixture of film lovers and industry veterans mingling with Time Warner subscribers and Indiewire's editors along with the evening's guest host, "Results" star Guy Pearce. Deputy Editor and Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn moderated a brief question-and-answer session with Pearce, and anyone who took the Time Warner Cable Indie Film Finder quiz were entered into a contest with the winners announced at the end of the night. Two lucky attendees were awarded tickets to the film's premiere and a special DVD box set courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Directed by Andrew Bujalski, "Results" is a heartfelt romantic comedy starring Pearce, »
Read More: Watch: Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce Make Fitness Funny in 'Results' Trailer On the surface, writer-director Andrew Bujalski's "Results," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, is a romantic comedy centered on the relationships among a group of characters operating in and around the fitness industry. What makes the film standout, however, is the fact that music is literally written into its DNA. "I wrote the script with Kevin [Corrigan] in mind," Bujalski told Indiewire during a recent phone interview, "and I knew that he was a musician as well, so certainly, that made a lot of sense to me." Although Corrigan is best known as an actor, he's also a serious musician -- currently playing bass guitar for a band called Crystal Robots. This interest in music is shared by Danny, the character Corrigan plays in Bujalski's "Results," a wealthy, recently divorced, »
- Shipra Harbola Gupta
Writer-director Andrew Bujalski's last film was the psychedelic nerd-convention comedy Computer Chess, a layered existential gambol that vouched for human complexity even as it stared down the ascendance of personal computing. Results, his new film, has a minor feel by comparison, despite an unmistakable uptick in production value. Like the health nuts it follows, it’s conventionally pretty, a bit awkward, and ultimately benign. Its bevy of personal trainers, led by Guy Pearce as Trevor, the stubbornly sportsmanlike owner of a nascent fitness empire called Power 4 Life, are concerned with the skin-deep, or rather the muscle-deep. Their relationships come second to their self-improvement regimens, which Bujalski uses as a motif throughout the film. Still, there »
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Loft (thriller; Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller; rated R) Barely Lethal (comedy; Sophie Turner, Samuel L. Jackson; premieres 5/29 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated PG-13) Results (comedy; Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders; premieres 5/29 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd) iTunes Offers the same movies as cable Movies...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
This review originally ran during our coverage of the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival.
For most people, working out is about one thing. They’ll say it’s for health, or to have more energy, or to do some activity better, when in reality the reason is just to look good. Most romantic comedies follow the same pattern. They claim to be about relationships, or humor, or even love, when in reality they’re usually just about trying to look good.
Fortunately, for Results, this isn’t the case. That isn’t to say that Andrew Bujalski’s film doesn’t look good, as it’s shot well and there are a lot of beautiful people in the cast, but the movie carries a depth that makes it more than your typical romcom.
Trevor (Guy Pearce) is an ambitious gym owner who wants to build his brand but is more concerned with people than money. »
- Alexander Lowe
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
TV Worth Watching
"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)
FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.
"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »
- Gina Carbone
Results Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya.. Grade: B Director: Andrew Bujalski Screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski Cast: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, Constance Zimmer Opens: May 29, 2015 At the final quarter of Results, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) says to three young women sitting on a living room sofa: “Hey, I am having a party tonight and you are invited”. The ladies look at this flabby, divorced man in his mid-forties in disbelief, so he continues: “I am no douche bag, you know?” Danny arrived to Texas directly from New York City, after his mother’s death. Since he was awarded [ Read More ]
The post Results Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
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