June 27, 2012
Not quite what I thought it'd be, but still fun.
I enjoyed this, even though it wasn't quite what I thought it'd be. I was expecting purely a dark comedy, but there is some serious, thought-provoking content centered around the idea of how a person would want to spend his/her last days. I thought Steve Carell and Keira Knightley had good chemistry, especially given their age difference. The first 20 minutes or so are kind of a drag; there's some dialogue that I guess was intended to be funny, but just sounded very forced (there's one dinner scene in particular that is just painful to watch). But once Knightley's character is introduced, the story picks up nicely. All in all, this movie probably isn't for everyone, and you might need to be in a certain mood, but if you don't mind a quirky form of dark...dramady, it's well worth your time and money. It's definitely one of the most unique films I've seen in a while, and while I do love the annual dose of superhero movies, it's nice to watch a summer flick containing themes much simpler.
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