Sleepwalk With Me
Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:11 PM
To put it simply: I liked it. It was charming and authentic, and Birbiglia's humor is dryly insightful. He's not raunchy or crass, and my only critique is that he has a fairly cynical view of marriage and relationships. Yet his criticisms aren't unmerited (at least from his experience) and he offers some insights into the value of being honest and true. It's when he decides to authentically confront his own fears and insecurities that he starts to become funny as a comic.
Anyone else seen this? You can see the trailer here.
And Joss Whedon really really really hates this film.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:37 AM
The strongest part of the film is the depiction of life on the road for a struggling comic: the loneliness of hotel rooms, and the long drives from town to town. I think the film tries to ask questions about commitment and long term relationships that it can’t quite deliver on. But the acting is superb, and Lauren Ambrose’s character, while having the vocation and fashion sense of a typical indie film heroine, does transcend the stereotype with her intelligence and depth.
Edited by Crow, 07 October 2012 - 08:37 AM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:49 PM
The movie was light, quick, and fun, and gestured at some bigger point about commitment, but didn't really make it sucessfully. My fiance and I left the theater saying "Gosh, I'm so glad we don't have relationship problems like that". Which is something, I guess.
We had just seen The Master, so our joke now is that we're only going to see movies that don't really have endings from now on.
Edited by Holy Moly!, 08 October 2012 - 09:52 PM.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:57 PM
It's quite charming, but not necessarily a theater-only kind of movie, IMO.