Last Vegas is hardly the finest work to ever come from the ensemble cast it features, and it doesn’t aspire to be. Instead, it aims at delivering a whole of charm and fun, and thanks to that veteran cast of screen legends, it succeeds.
The Spectacular Now is as effortlessly charming as its lead character, Sutter Keely, played by actor Miles Teller in his debut lead role. it’s flawed, certainly, but the film’s earnest, honest portrayal of love, relationships, and self-discovery in late adolescence is well-crafted enough to allow forgiveness of the film’s shortcomings.
“Admission” is NOT your typical run-of-the-mill rom-com, and that’s a good thing. It’s smart, original, and it sacrifices the goofiness you might expect from a Tina Fey-Paul Rudd collaboration for earnestness and genuine drama.
“Safe Haven” is a pretty film featuring a very pretty place and very pretty people living out a pretty fantasy about love and second chances. If that’s your cup of tea, then it’s the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day at the movies. If you’re looking for something more, however, best look elsewhere.
There’s lots to like in Judd Apatow’s latest directorial outing, “This is 40”, which manages to always feel very personal to Apatow himself while for the most part being accessible and enjoyable to anyone even close to 40 years old.