January 28, 2013
Refreshing and honest
It is refreshing to see a film like this get nominated for an Oscar. Not only is it unpretentious, but it is also honest and well portrayed. Yes, it has that rom/com flavor peppering the surface, but when you really pay attention it's actually just like life. It's crazy, not always as it seems, and the least expected experiences always end up being just what you needed.
With that said, Lawrence and Cooper were both great. However, I think that De Niro stole the show. He played that character so well, and a tear or two fell due to his delivery. The rest of the supporting cast also did a great job, (especially his mother), and no character felt underdeveloped or unnecessary to me. Also, good call casting Julia Stiles and Lawrence's older sister; it's uncanny how much they look like they are related!
Didn't feel as long as it is, was entertaining and moving, and was worth the ticket price. All that adds up to a Must Go! for me. So...GO!
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