Living in Oblivion (1995)
I have to say, this is my favorite movie with Steve Buscemi.
It is about the work on a movie set where everything goes wrong, and the director (Buscemi) is flipping out.
I laughed a lot, but got disappointed two times when it was revealed that two long scenes just was the dreams of the two main characters. I really hate when there are dreams in movies, for example when a character wakes up and we say “oh, it was only a dream”. I’m sure I’m not the only one who that kind of shit.
Except for the dream thing, this movie was really enjoyable and funny. Funny characters, funny dialogs, great actor performance, and cool black and white picture (color in the set’s movie).
My rating: 7,5/10
What a disappointment! My expectations for this were high; Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller.
Ben Stiller plays this mental unstable guy who is going to stay in his brother’s house in New York for 6 weeks, and he gets to know the younger Florence girl. They make out, but Roger (Ben’s character) doesn’t know what he wants.
What I loved in “The Squid and the Whale” was the funny and great characters, the story and much of the dialogs. Greenberg has some funny dialogs, great actor performances, and good soundtrack. But that’s it. The story flattens too often, and the back-and-forth-relationship between Roger and Florence is too annoying. The story in this movie is weak, so weak that I didn’t bother to watch the last half hour of it.
My rating: 5,5/10
This romantic drama/comedy follows the typical Hollywood story building, and is about Adam with Asberger’s syndrome who meets and falls in love with the new neighbor.
Some scenes which deal with Adam’s syndrome is funny and awkward, but the rest of the movie is too sweet and predictable. Adam loses his job and is looking for a new one, and it is too obvious what job which will suit him.
Overall: good acting and production, but weak unoriginal story.
My rating: 6/10