Written December 06, 2013
I was surprisingly disappointed when I left the theater, but it wasn't because Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn't do a good job directing; he had a pretty good debut! I was disappointed because it wasn't a very feel-good movie...it was pretty cynical about relationships in our current culture. It had important commentary on that topic, though, but made it in a cryptic, very daring way which didn't make for the funnest movie to watch. I think the irony was so thick at times that it could even completely escape some viewers...the point was to depict a typical American family with the best intentions but messed up ideals, and I hope that everyone saw that those ideals were messed up. There was also excessive porn clips, which I didn't think were all necessary. The acting was incredible, though. There were some very impressive performances by Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself.
Written October 31, 2013
The accents and the constant use. Of "Baby" when referring to each other really got on my nerves. It was just too much. It ruined the otherwise cute storyline.
I ended up leaving. I'll watch the rest on Netflix one day in pieces....
Written November 03, 2013
Based on the cast and the trailer, both members of a couple would be happy with this film. It turns out, the audience was filled either with couples or girls to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie actually closely follows Jon's routine from watching porn, attending church, going to the gym, work, partying with the boys, etc. His moods and actions show how his routines gradually change and the ending left me surprised.
Written July 23, 2014
I found the movie interesting, and the characters were real enough, though I though the accents used by the characters was a little heavy, but it didn't detract from the story. It wasn't the comedy I thought it would be.
Being catholic, I found the confessional scenes amusing (though not exactly accurate).
I liked the sister, though she only had a few lines in the entire movie. She appeared to be obsessed with her phone, until she made a great observation about the main female character.
The only real problem I had with this movie was the excessive foul language. I understand using foul language in real life seems to be an everyday thing for some people, but I was hoping the movies would avoid what has become excessive profanity in everyday conversations.
Written October 24, 2014
The acting was good bu the main character was so ambiguous that I never really liked him. In fact, I didn't really like ANY of the characters in this story. Also, through out the whole movie I kept feeling like there was something missing from the story line. There didn't seem to be any real character developement either. I love the actors in this movie, but this just wasn't good enough to rate a "Go."