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
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Hmm, it's quite risky with all these movies that expect to be watched twice to be fully understood. At times the first watch feels one too much already.
I saw In Bruges by the same director and I liked it. This one I didn't. So I wanted to write a review to say don't watch it. But then I changed my mind. Indeed, the movie reminds me of the joke with the man selling a horse at the market. A customer stops, looks at the horse, and a dialogue ensues:
it looks so skinny...
yes it's quite weak.
and, it does not have teeth...
no it doesn't... the twit!
it also looks like it's not seeing well...
yeah, it is blind; such an old piece of turd!
then why bring it to the market?
well, i just want to ridicule the bastard.
For a comedy I found the movie a bit like the horse in the story. A bit skinny (the humor is diluted by a dramatic atmosphere, a meta-text which also yearns to be critique of Hollywood clichés into which the film falls nevertheless), without teeth (that would be the plot, or any kind of character development), and blind (the movie starts with a discussion about shooting people in the eye and goes downhill towards scenes worthy of horror movies).
But "comedy" is in the eye of the beholder after all, so go and see it...
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