missed the mark. missed several marks. the tone is all over the place--it starts out as a comedy, then the sappy rom-com music starts up and we realize we're supposed to take these characters seriously. Greta gerwig doesnt help as she isnt' really acting her character, she's doing a parody of a stereotype throughout the film, with exaggerated reaction shots and furrowed brow and goofy blank stares. Also the actor playing the fiance is clearly gay and it almost seems like the character is supposed to be gay, but I think that was unintentional.
best scene-- the prison architect. finally the movie hits the right note, which it should have taken all along--pure off the wall comedy