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 May 28, 2016
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 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.
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.