Home Forums Movies On the Rocks

On the Rocks

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 18 total)
Created
6 months ago
Last Reply
5 months ago
17
replies
1375
views
16
users
wolfali
2
Lil Tony
1
Chris Beachum
1
  • Profile picture
    Chris Beachum
    Joined:
    May 22nd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203806876

    Discuss the Apple film “On the Rocks” written and directed by Sofia Coppola; starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray.

    Reply
    Profile picture
    wolfali
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203806896

    I quite liked this. I wasn’t a big fan of Lost in Translation outside of Johansson’s performance, Coppola’s directing and the cinematography but I found this film to be a heartwarming one. I found the film to be well directed and written for it was (even though whilst I preferred this to LiT the direction paled in comparison to it).

    For me the standout was Rashida Jones.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Chris Beachum
    Joined:
    May 22nd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203806947

    I was really charmed by it. Under the right circumstances, Bill Murray could win for supporting actor. He’s such a master in this role.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayfers
    Joined:
    Oct 19th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203806954

    It was just a simple, easy-going, watch that I enjoyed but wasn’t obsessed with. I thought the direction was well done, better than the writing imo. Murray of course did well in his role and Jones was also enjoyable. I thought they had really good chemistry. Overall just a nice sweet film.

    Letterboxd: Brayfers

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    gabspss
    Joined:
    Sep 10th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203806970

    I was really charmed by it. Under the right circumstances, Bill Murray could win for supporting actor. He’s such a master in this role.

    He was good indeed. I think it can happen, altho his odds are not that high. Let’s wait and see how Apple will handle the campaign.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Lucas
    Joined:
    Jun 24th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807029

    Loved it. It’s got a melancholic tone as other Coppola films but I was pleasantly surprised by its tenderness and heart. Rashida and Murray were fantastic together, I could watch them all day doing and saying shit.

    I hope Murray gets the nom

    FYC

    Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

    Best Actress: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    TheCineMike
    Joined:
    Jun 5th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807192

    Here’s my review of the film: https://thecinemike.wordpress.com/2020/10/25/movie-review-on-the-rocks/

    https://thecinemike.wordpress.com/
    Twitter: @TheCineMike

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    JakeT
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807207

    Jones was better than Murray, who I thought was serviceable so disagree with most above opinions regarding his performance. I don’t think it was bad, just not much there. It was a nice watch, with every element just being slightly better than ok IMO. Perfect rainy day viewing, but shouldn’t be in contention for any awards.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807311
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    mf617
    Joined:
    Oct 17th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807325

    I thought it was merely fine at best. Bill Murray is the highlight of the film, but even he is only just good, but as I’ve laid out in posts in the Supporting Actor thread, I am still keeping an eye on him as a threat for a nomination and win. I now have him slotted at every major show. With vote splitting among “Chicago 7” and “One Night in Miami” supporting actors and no clear frontrunner and him likely being Apple’s top priority this season, a path could clear for Murray. Rashida Jones was just fine, but the writing didn’t give her much to play with until the end anyway. Marlon Wayans was, uh, serviceable. In general, I just found the plot to be uninspired. Nothing new here at all so you’ve just gotta enjoy the chemistry with Jones and Murray, which is good but I kind of forgot about the movie the next day so I don’t anticipate it will make an impact this season.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Monsoon 🌊
    Joined:
    Aug 11th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807626

    On The Rocks is probably Sofia Coppola’s most accessible, commercial, film. The plot is fairly basic but entertaining despite its thinness.

    There isn’t anything revelatory about the movie or screenplay. But I enjoyed it. Bill Murray was fun. Not sure why he’s considered supporting, but fine.

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    marty
    Joined:
    Aug 18th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203807898

    I thought it was a lovely movie. Feel-good, pretty to look at, with some great performances (Murray of course, and Jones too was great). The writing could have been tighter, and the main plot line felt a bit shallow, but it was nonetheless very enjoyable.

    FYC:

    Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

    Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Lil Tony
    Joined:
    Sep 17th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203808026

    I saw this today. It’s a simple and beautiful story. I love the Happy ending. I was thinking the husband was really cheating with the Fiona lady. Bill Murray is the MVP for me. He’s just so good in this. Rashida Jones was fine too

    Andra Day should be winning Best Actress

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wolfali
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203808049

    Jones was better than Murray, who I thought was serviceable so disagree with most above opinions regarding his performance.

    I agree. She was the MVP of the film for me. Although her performance was mainly a dramatic one I was still impressed.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    lvigario
    Joined:
    Jan 30th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203814583

    It not a bad movie.
    But it’s too simple, too slow paced going nowhere movie.
    I love Rashida but this characther gave her nothing to work with.
    Bill Murray was great.

    FYC TV: Stateless | We Are Who We Are | Cate Blanchett in Stateless | Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You

    FYC Movie: Boys In The Band | Toni Collette in I’m Thinking Of Ending Things | Jim Parsons in The Boys In The Band | Shailene Woodley in Endings, Beginnings | Zoey Deutch in Buffaloed | Sebastian Stan in Endings, Beginnings

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 18 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Chris B... - Apr 11, 2021
Movies
Alexander - Apr 11, 2021
Movies
Sab227 - Apr 10, 2021
Movies