This is the second of three posts for The Unemployment Blogathon being hosted by Steve of the Movie Movie Blog Blog.
Tnx for letting me participate!
“I’m no different than any of you. I just don’t hide in my house.” – Nick
Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Oct 2019)
Brief Synopsis – After getting fired form his job and losing his wife, a businessman decides to sell all of his worldly possession in a large yard sale.
My Take on it – This is a film that I chose for this blogathon by chance since I knew absolutely nothing about it before watching it.
This is a film that has quite an enjoyable story that works even better due to the casting of Will Ferrell in the lead role since he is able to walk the fine line between comedy and drama in this role.
The dialogue in this film is superbly written and we get some great conversations between characters which come across as being quite fascinating and even poignant in their overall message.
The story pretty much doesn’t need to venture very far with these characters and the way that they are developed along the way helps make us care even more about the predicament that they now find themselves in.
We are given the opportunity to get to know them little by little as small facts are revealed along the way which helps make things more impactful and in some cases shocking.
Rebecca Hall is also great as Ferrell’s neighbor and they have some very intense and groundbreaking conversations that allow for both them and the viewer to gain much insight about life along the way.
Bottom Line – Enjoyable story that works even better due to the casting of Ferrell in the lead. This film is filled with some great dialogue which makes some of the conversations quite poignant to listen to. The story doesn’t have the need to try and go anywhere and that works quite well in helping to develop these characters as we slowly begin to learn more and more about them as the story progresses. Hall is great as Ferrell’s neighbor and we get to witness some really enjoyable conversations between these characters that gives both them and the viewer much to ponder about life. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The movie is based on the short story “Why Don’t You Dance?” by Raymond Carver, an American author and poet. Director Dan Rush asked permission of Mr. Carver’s widow, Tess Gallagher, before extending the story and adding additional characters. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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Nice review! Will Ferrell is not my favorite actor, but I’ve been curious about this one. Thank you for contributing this to the blogathon.
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he’s a great actor but is sometimes too over the top to take seriously
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