Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
Not really impressive or notable for any other reason than its accomplishments
Following some opening credits with several surnames for serious spelling bee competitors, I was hoping to be entertained. Or amused. Heck, a basic interest in this would have been acceptable. But the story moves so unevenly(and the jumps back and forth render it *much* more complicated than this kind should be). The pacing is near non-existent. The plot comes off as random at times, almost made up on the spot, or worse still, whenever the camera was on. Dialog is average at best. Humor... I don't know, it really didn't work for me. It started out just being lame and trying to garner laughs through stereotypes, then went to being offensive, but it certainly never reached "funny". There's at least one very glaring error in the script. I couldn't get into any of the characters(and there seemed to be little, if any, consistency). Really, the only reason this deserves attention is all it achieves... locations, and the like. Beyond that, skip this one. Adam and co. have more entertaining and well-done works available. I recommend this only to those who watch anything indie. 5/10
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