My future sister-in-law suggested this movie to me and my fiancé and though it is filled with actors we love, we found it nearly unwatchable. I say nearly because we actually watched the entire movie hoping that at some point we would understand why she said it was, “laugh-out-loud funny.” I think she either doesn’t understand humor or must be playing some kind of trick on us because the only time either of us laughed was when I told my fiancé (just now) that I was writing a bad review of it.
All the characters in this movie are very odd, make completely illogical decisions, are completely selfish or desperate and the few I could care for had such small parts they were barely in the movie. While there are some sweet moments, none of them are based on anything plausible - the characters change so quickly I feel like this was written by someone with the emotional intelligence of a 12-year-old boy.
While Sandra Bullock is always sweet and fun to watch on screen, her character in this film is a sad, desperate woman who for some reason hides it be being impossibly cheery. She is smart enough to ramble off endless factoids that no one wants to hear, yet is constantly being fooled by people taking advantage of her naïveté.
Most of the music backing up the scenes is either overplayed, poorly chosen or just wrong. It actually made the movie harder to understand. The “humor” in the movie is uncomfortable, immature and, at times, vulgar. I’d say it would be a good movie for kids under10, but there are some very adult themes and jokes which makes it inappropriate.
I’m sorry, Sandra. We really like your movies… I’m not trying to be mean, I just don’t understand what happened here. After we watched it we looked up the movie on other platforms and it has a dismal rating everywhere but Amazon. We also found out that this movie was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberries which, if anyone else reading this don’t know, are for the worst movies of the year - basically the opposite of the Oscars.
I like watching simple, sweet films about different kinds of people facing challenges. I don’t mind if they’re filled with silly humor or “Dad jokes” or crazy characters. This just didn’t make sense and for most of it wasn’t funny. It’s hard to root for any of these mostly unlikeable people. So, in the end when you’re supposed to cheer for someone, anyone, you’re just relieved it’s over.
If you like bad movies though, definitely check this one out.`