The dash of Marshall's (Will Forte) vehicle is shown briefly during his backing over the garbage cans. A CD player with the faceplate removed can clearly be seen. Car CD players with removable face-plates were definitely not around in the late 70s. See more »
So Richard, I got a little joke for you, you might like this one. You too, Lewis. A Dude goes to the doctor. Doctor says: "Sir, you have to stop masturbating". The patient goes: "Why?" And the doctor goes: "because I'm trying to exam you".
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Supposed to be thrilling and funny but fails at being both
Starts out okay enough... decent at least, and just when you think that the build up is done and it's gonna start picking up the pace it instead does the opposite.
It just gets boring and the cast could not save it, Jennifer Aniston is a hit or miss for me I think that in comedies she can be a little annoying where as in dramas she can occasionally be really good.
She plays a kidnap victim at this so I expected her to be good in the dramatic scenes but scenes that called for a little drama she played off the same way she plays her characters in any rom-com she's ever made.
I got more and more annoyed with her the further into the movie we got because of it; she's not really acting in this one IMO, she's Jennifer Aniston saying her lines and reacting a little to the rest of the cast but there is no sense of depth in her characterisation.
But then I guess one could argue the same about pretty much all of the rest of the cast in this movie, even 2 of my personal favorites Tim Robbins and Mos Def fail to impress.
And where the movie had potential at getting a little exciting the director stays very clear away from that actually happening by downplaying every scene and having the actors play their characters as emotionless as possible.
Watching it I just felt a sense of 'why should I care?' and none of the characters seem to care much either for that matter, perhaps that is why I felt like that, hard to root for someone who doesn't even root for themselves I guess.
Anyway yeah, all in all a waste of time.
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