Jason Segel’s Jeff is a slacker mooch. He’s thirty; he’s never left home, never dated after high school, and spends all of his time as a toilet Jungian getting high, watching infomercials, and trying to find meaning in his life because “Everyone and everything is interconnected in this universe.” The guy’s a mess, but… Continue reading 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' TIFF Review: Jason Segel + Duplass Brothers = A Wildly Funny Quest for Meaning
Norwegian neighbors get cozy, romantic relationships are examined, and a stand-up comedian enjoys a standout weekend, all in this week’s column.
Pick of the Week
Bearing in mind that I haven’t seen any of the films opening in limited release this weekend, my pick is Happy, Happy, a film about life, love, romance, and sex involving two neighboring couples in Norway. I have
Comedy fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this weekend’s ’30 Minutes or Less,’ starring Jesse Eisenberg as a hapless pizza-delivery boy who gets sucked into an elaborate and dangerous plot when he is kidnapped by two inept criminals and forced to rob a bank for them while wearing a bomb strapped to his chest. With the help of his best friend, he must somehow pull off the… Continue reading The Director of '30 Minutes or Less' Addresses His Funny Take on the Grisly True Story
Review in a Hurry: A gender-switched take on 9 to 5, Bosses follows three doofus dudes who conspire to kill their execrable supervisors and fail miserably. Though sporadically funny, this revenge comedy about emasculated males in the workplace is more talk when it should go balls-out insane.… Continue reading Movie Review: Horrible Bosses Is Funny, but Doesn't Let Its Cast Go All Out
Review in a Hurry: A floppy young man (Michael Cera) develops an alter ego (an unblinking Michael Cera) to win over a girl, in this flick that’s surprisingly funny for something released in…