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DOWNHILL (2020): The Thing I Liked

Downhill (2020), Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight.
Downhill (2020), Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight

I liked Force Majeure; I mean Downhill, which is a remake of Force Majeure (2014); a French film I’ve never seen. As such, there’ll be no comparisons here today. And there’s also a chance that if you’ve seen Force Majeure, you won’t quite agree with the one or two of the positive things I have to say about Downhill, which is of course fine.

Set in the Swiss Alps during a family skiing holiday, and in the aftermath of an unexpected avalanche, directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s Downhill isn’t quite the comedy I expected.

I see Faxon and Rash’s movie as the story of a couple’s marriage falling apart, which kind of sounds like a lot, but Downhill is not as emotionally taxing as Marriage Story (2019), for example. Whereas what happens in Marriage Story made audiences sad, Downhill made me feel awkward and uncomfortable; like a concerned friend realising for the first time, just how unhealthy a couple’s relationship is.

I found Downhill amusing in parts. It’s kind of hard for it not to be with comedy greats like Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell involved. I enjoyed both their performances. Yet, overall the movie is not as hilarious as I thought it might be. The dramatic/awkward moments stood out more than the comedy.

I see Downhill more as a cautionary tale that’s there to remind us to stay alert; just in case we’re ever in danger of getting involved with a complete coward.

Watch it if you’re curious. Or, you can always watch Force Majeure instead. I’ve heard that it’s better.

Happy Film Loving

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DOWNHILL (2020): New Trailer From Julia Louis-Drefus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Miranda Otto…

Downhill (2020). Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight
Downhill (2020). Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Downhill (2020).


From directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, in Downhill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star as a married couple forced to re-evaluate their lives and their feelings after narrowly escaping an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.

Other key cast members includes Miranda Otto, Zach Woods…

I love Louis-Dreyfus and this looks good, dramatic and funny, even though it’s not a comedy.

I’m also looking forward to seeing the on screen dynamic between Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell. Especially since Ferrell doesn’t seem to be playing a likeable character.

Zach Woods, Kristofer Hivju, Hélène Cardona, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Julian Grey, Ammon Jacob Ford, Matt Lindquist, Nadiv Molcho, Kimberly Rydell, Jono Bergmann and Peter Schorn also star.

Downhill Release Dates: February 14th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film loving

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