No, this isn’t a documentary about the pivotal events of the year 1408. It’s a supernatural horror flick. I don’t see a lot of these, and while they’re not really my favorite genre, this one was OK. I only rolled my eyes at the silliness of the thing a few times.
What a pleasant surprise. This is the crazy story of the brains behind the Beach Boys – Brian Wilson. And it’s Brian’s brain at the center of the story. It’s hard to tell the story of a genius slipping into madness without overdoing it. This movie takes an inventive approach – alternating between different parts of Brian Wilson’s life, using two different actors to portray him. Both actors do a great job, but Paul Dano especially nails the subtle special weirdness. If you want to see a story of genius, madness, despair and redemption… check it out.
And a bonus: you might just find a new appreciation for the Beach Boys music.
As someone who despised “Independence Day” as much as I did, you might think I’d loathe this just as much. No way! This movie was so preposterous, it went all the way past horrible and round back to fun. So much of everything was done/destroyed/tried in this movie, so many cliches, so much bad dialogue… there is simply no way to top it.
An amazing movie. I thought I was in for some arty thriller that would be full of itself. It wasn’t like that at all. It was just completely hilarious and original. The puppet work was really cool too. Everything about this movie was just great.
Sometimes you just have to put all logic, reason, and taste aside, and indulge yourself in a truly mind and body numbing experience.
You know what? I just realized that I confused this movie with “say anything”, go read that review, because that’s the movie I was thinking of. Now I can’t remember what the hell Say Anything was about. Oh well, I guess I’ll just leave the review as it is… it’s generic enough.
It was ok, but my life probably isn’t any different just because I saw this movie. I guess that goes for a lot of movies.
Money can’t buy love, it can’t buy happiness, it can’t buy peace, it can’t alleviate worry, it has a spirit all its own. Money carries problems with it. If you get money and haven’t learned how to have it, you’re in for trouble. (and if you find it laying around on the street, you’re really screwed!)
One of those caper movies with a plot that twists around and around – trust nobody, etc, etc, etc… Do I sound jaded? Why do I continue to see movies? Perhaps it’s because even when I’ve seen the formula before, it’s still worth seeing again. This one is worth seeing, but not worth ignoring your children over… go read them a book instead.