BUDDYMOON (2016): The Things I Liked…

Buddymoon (2016), David Giuntoli and Flula Borg
Buddymoon (2016), David Giuntoli and Flula Borg

Buddymoon, the bromance directed by Alex Simmons and written by its stars David Giuntoli and Flula Borg had its moments, however I was still left with more to be desired.

I didn’t really start to have a good time until the last twenty minutes of the movie. Before then there were one or two moments of dialogue that coaxed out the slightest of smiles. Nevertheless I still found myself suddenly in the mood to watch a different movie as this one played. For example, Pineapple Express (2008) for its brilliantly executed  bromance and Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) because Guy Ritchie’s film has one of the most satisfying ‘lets drink and get crazy’ sequences that features two or more friends.

The elements of Buddymoon that made it less than what I had hoped for include the absence of truly engaging drama / comedy in the first two thirds of the film. There’s a special chemistry between the two leads but it also felt a little awkward in parts. The over-reliance on Borg’s German accent and peculiar behaviour to supply much of the comedy ended up making me wish for a tighter edit.

What I liked most about Buddymoon is the soundtrack and woodland scenery. Another reason to watch Borg and Giuntoli’s movie might be to hear a different kind of German accent than you’re used to, should you be into that sort of thing. Here’s the Buddymoon trailer to remind you…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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