September 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm #1202637498
I just saw this movie, and DAMN. Wasn’t expecting much, but that screenplay was one of the best I’ve seen so far this year. Even though Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively were at the top of their game, this film flew too far under the radar for them to pick up noms in such a stacked category at the Oscars I’m afraid. But could this be nominated for Adapted Screenplay, and will it get any love at the Globes, or maybe SAG?September 20, 2018 at 11:24 am #1202637900
This was really fun and very campy. I wish Blake Lively would get better roles. She has proven herself as an actress before and she was captivating as all hell in this role. She could sneak into my personal Supporting Actress lineup. Anna Kendrick got to be her most Anna Kendrick self and she did it very well. The film continually bumps up the crazy but I was with it the entire time. Understandably could be a bit divisive but I think if you go along with it, you’ll enjoy the ride.September 20, 2018 at 11:39 am #1202637910
I went to see this because the trailer was so mysterious, but I never imagined I would enjoy it as much as I did. Blake Lively really impressed me here, and I wouldn’t mind seeing her play a character like this again. Anna Kendrick was my personal MVP though (she’s so funny). I don’t even think I could describe this movie to someone. It was both funny and dark at the same time. From what I’ve seen so far this year, I’d have it in contention for Best Adapted Screenplay. Paul Feig continues to impress me and never disappoints. Such a versatile director.September 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm #1202637999
Seriously, I walked into this movie without either Actress having ever impressed me and walked out thinking that they were award-worthy. In the first few minutes of the movie, I thought that Blake Lively would steal the show because her comic delivery of those biting yet sardonic one-liners was pretty damn good and definitely light years beyond what any other movie has given her. However, as time went on, I realized that this movie BELONGS to Anna Kendrick. She takes all that quirkiness that she’s used in pretty much every other role she’s been in and uses it to the best of her advantage; hers is really not too far off from any other character that she’s played, but her development in the movie was 100% believable and she ran the gamut of emotions, from hilarious to badass to frazzled to dorky. I know there are so many prestige pics out this year, but they both deserve Golden Globe nominations for this role, and personally even though it could be edged out by more “serious” movies I would put it in Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. Comedies, especially dark comedies, don’t get enough love at awards shows.September 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm #1202639882
Really good movie until the end, which kinda sucked, but Blake and Anna were so perfect. It sucks how stacked GG Comedy Actress is this year because I’d love it if they both got in.September 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm #1202639884
This was fun with strong performances, but it got too convoluted.September 23, 2018 at 11:38 pm #1202640042
Really good movie until the end, which kinda sucked, but Blake and Anna were so perfect. It sucks how stacked GG Comedy Actress is this year because I’d love it if they both got in.
I don’t really see how this film qualifies as a comedy.
Couldn’t you say that about.. almost every movie in the Musical/Comedy category as of recent? This movie is sort of a noir-ish thriller but it’s for sure a dark comedy as well, and seeing as movies like Joy, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, The Martian, and Get Out to only name a few were nominated in the Musical/Comedy category and had way less comedic elements than this movie, it would really surprise me if they didn’t go the Musical/Comedy route.December 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm #1202708470
Finally watched this yesterday. It was soo campy. At first the screenplay felt horrible but it definitely improved. The same applies to Lively. How many times did she say “fuck”? If it wasn’t for the SPOILER twin storyline I would have finished the movie thinking she was actually bad, but I’d def blame the screenplay. Anna was a delight as always. 6.5/10December 23, 2018 at 5:31 am #1202708555
The movie has kind of a crappy ending, but I do think Blake Lively’s performance is worthy of waaaayyy more attention than it’s been given. She does the sassy, bitchy parts well, but also shows emotional range when she visits her twin. I’d say it’s about as good of a performance as other contenders for BSA.
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