These rom-coms will make you laugh, might make you tear up, and will certainly have you rooting for love to win the day in its epic, underdog struggle with loneliness and disconnection. Girls will meet boys. Budding relationships will be in jeopardy due to unfortunate miscommunication.
And there will be mad dashes to the airport. Pick a movie, make some popcorn, pour a cheap glass of wine and grab the Kleenexes. Two have come to rekindle their sex life, while another couple grapples with how a prestigious grad program will force them hundreds of miles apart. But while the serene backdrop seems like the perfect place to soften the blows of their difficult issues, the tension that boils may be enough to end each relationship altogether. With irrepressibly appealing performers playing flawed characters, he strikes a chord that resonates, even if some of the notes are a bit familiar.
The writer and director of Once and Sing Street traverses the pond to return to the music world, this time substituting Dublin for a romanticized version of New York City. In the midst of a bender, Dan stumbles into an East Village bar during an open mic night.
Gretta Knightley has reluctantly been ushered onstage by her friend, Steve James Corden , to perform one of her latest songs. Both Ruffalo and Knightley are perfect in their respective roles; in lesser hands, their characters could have become too predictable, too cliched. Randal Kleiser Okay, so the message Grease leaves us with as Sandy Oilivia Newton-John and Danny John Travolta head skyward in an unexplained flying convertible—that all you need to do to get boys to like you is dress sluttier and completely change your personality—is uh…not great.
Lawrence Michael Levine Flailing, waning coupledom sometimes resorts to practically anything to keep the romance alive: Why not a murder mystery? It helps too that actors like Alia Shawkat, Kevin Corrigan and Jason Ritter are on hand, willing to lean in hard on such a caper, while director Lawrence Michael Levine who stars with his partner Sophia Takal as the leading duo somehow seamlessly blends his many genre touchstones with his origins in mumblecore, lending the antics some broad physical comedy in the process.
The gag in which he, panic-stricken, slowly reclines the seat in his car in order to avoid being detected on a stakeout is worth the run-time alone.
To be fair, it was a hard sell. The dialogue hovers in that intriguing space between scripted and improvised, and the film walks the tightrope expertly. Julie Delpy A matchless New York romantic comedy with language full of smarts and crudeness, 2 Days in New York brings audiences a hilarious hour portrait of an atypical modern family.
In a season where critics and audiences continue to praise comedic female writing and directing, Julie Delpy should receive nothing less than a standing ovation for 2 Days in New York, a lively example of sharp and entertaining filmmaking. Monroe and Jane Russell are both magnetic as showgirls in this fun but incredibly dated comedy, which is full of jokes and gags that your grandparents probably went nuts over.
Think of it as a palate cleanser for Paulson after a year spent maneuvering productions of grander scope and ambition. But scale and quality exist in two separate zip codes, and what Blue Jay lacks in import it makes up for with effervescence and melancholy. Blue Jay only clocks in at about an hour and twenty minutes less, counting the credits scrawl , so it should breeze along by its very nature, but it feels like it only runs about half as long as that.
The more the film progresses, the brighter and more enthusiastic Duplass becomes, relishing every second he gets to be on screen with her. Their chemistry is palpable.