Written August 31, 2015
I enjoyed this movie especially the twist towards the end. I liked that it was filmed in a small, real town and the countryside was beautiful. I thought the acting was very good, however I would have liked to have seen a different ending. Sort of anti-climactic. I felt all the foul language was completely unnecessary, especially from Matt Damon's character.
Written February 15, 2013
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Written January 28, 2015
The good cast is the only thing that will carry though from credits to credits. Otherwise, this is an unoriginal story with a predictable ending. Wish I had watched it for free on HBO. At least I didn't watch Hobbits...
Written August 05, 2015
The talent had little to work with in terms of a screenplay here. Too bad because this film features several notables whose skills were greatly underutilized. This film is pretty much a plain, at times bland, story with a couple of fairly large plot holes. It's not really worth the price of today's evening tickets but a matinee might be a fair exchange. You might want to wait for the DVD, stream or cable. You'll probably be glad you did.
Written September 02, 2015
Beautiful story by Dave Eggers of a very real issue many Americans are facing right now.
Gus Van Sant again directs a wonderful cast and the cinematography is gorgeous. Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski provide honest, moving performances as well as Hal Holbrook and Rosemarie DeWitt in supporting roles.