The trailer for this flick looked pretty good, and the concept seemed interesting, and I kinda like Michael Cera (although he basically does the same old schtick) and really like Zach Galifianakis, so I was kinda hopeful for this one.
However, so far it is mostly a quirky indie movie that is screaming as loudly as it can, "Look! I'm a quirky indie movie! Love me!" It so wants to be a Napoleon Dynamite or Juno or Little Miss Sunshine, but I just don't think it's gonna get there. I'll be surprised if it comes anywhere close.
I will say that I loved the clay-mation sequence that played through the opening credits, but the opening credits are over, and I don't think they're coming back.
At least the young girl Michael Cera meets at the 9-minute mark is cute and interesting (in a Natasha Lyonne from Slums of Beverly Hills sort of way), so maybe it'll get better.
I might keep watching out of curiosity, but if I do, I'll probably be paying more attention to my computer than to the movie that's playing in the background. I know there's an explosion, cuz it's in the trailer, so maybe it'll win over my attention at that point.
Well, it did manage to get a little better. I did like the fetching young love interest (Portia Doubleday, for the record), and it was nice to see Michael Cera act like someone other than Michael Cera, which he does when he takes on his alter-ego Francois Dillinger.
The movie still falls way short of its aspirations, but it's not all bad. For a little piece of fluff entertainment, you could do much worse (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, anyone?).
Wait wait wait! Is this Garden State? Wait, no... Is this Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist?? Ah, no... It's Juno, right?? Oh wait, nevermind. Okay, although I am truly a sucker for these kinds of indie films, I'm getting a little bored with this particular formula. I love Michael Cera, but I am getting Jack Black Syndrome (JBS) with him - I am tired of seeing him play himself. It's getting predictable and I don't want to feel this way about us. I like what we had.
Hold on a sec... Fred Willard and Zach Galafanakfld;jsklf;ds are in this?! Can't we just make a movie about them? Throw them in a 600 square foot studio and watch as they become America's reality show version of the odd couple? I would watch twenty hours of that shit! I bet they would get into some hijinks, Fred would bring home loads of ladies, and Zach would get so angry at him because he didn't do his chores. Or did he?!
Okay, so back to this film, sorry. I like the female in this, she is likable. And Michael Cera is likable for the most part, so I really hope they bone. Alright, no more attention span, bye!
(Bri: Well, Jess is very much awake. But she's no longer in the room. I'm on my own for the follow-up.)