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I went to see the sneak preview of this movie last night, walking in
with low expectations. I'm not a huge fan of Jennifer Anniston, and the
concept sounded a bit low brow...so I went in pretty cynical. I was
pleasantly surprised! It not only "didn't suck" but was actually pretty
great. I thought the subject could have easily made this very cringe
worthy and hard to believe - and yet it was handled in such a way that
it didn't seem THAT far-fetched (as Hollywood movies go)and the
characters remained believable and even sympathetic at times.
I LOVED Jason Bateman's character. He is negative, neurotic, funny and cute all at the same time. Aniston played her role very classy, and did not try to be cutesy or overly dramatic.
I rarely believe cute little kids in movies, yet the show stealer for me was Sebastian, the son. This kid is going to be a super star one day if he keeps it up! He is just the right amount of adorable/quirky while never overdoing it. His big brown eyes well up with tears in just the right way (choked me up a couple of times), and yet could deliver 'quirk' with complete deadpan expression. Brilliant! All in all, I laughed, teared up, and managed to enjoy every minute of the experience. Is it Citizen Kane? No. But it's darn good entertainment.