After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
This is one of those movies that probably would have been better off left as a book instead of trying to make a movie out of it. I never read the book this movie is based on but it just has a lot of stuff going on and none of them is all that attention grabbing. Everything just comes off bland and really dry in this movie. The cast is good but none of them is all that memorable. Zach Efron is alright but gives a performance that will not stand out. He basically plays a sexually repressed boy that has abandonment issues. Matthew McConaughey basically plays that guy with the southern accent that has to do with the law once again. Nicole Kidman plays a tramp that tries to act smart and her performance is actually really good. And John Cusack nails it as this crazy hillbilly. when it comes to everything however, it's just a muddled mess that doesn't leave much of a impression when it's finished. Nor is it moving or has much humanity to it or have much heartfelt moments. Overall this is a bland movie that is just boring to sit through for the most part.
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