New thriller Dangerous Lies stars Camila Mendes as Katie, a caregiver whose wealthy employer (Elliott Gould) leaves her his entire estate. A web of deception and murder soon emerges and Katie must question everything if she’s to survive.
Directed by Michael Scott; Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet and Sasha Alexander are among the key cast.
I like a good thriller so my fingers are crossed that this surprises me in good ways.
Sasha Alexander, Cam Gigandet, Garfield Wilson, Nick Purcha, Briana Skye, Trevor Lerner, Stefania Indelicato and Erika McKitrick also star.
It was the humour present in the trailer forHumor Me, combined with my knowledge of Jermaine Clement’s great comic timing – particularly in People Places Things (2015) that had me wanting to watch writer / director Sam Hoffman’s latest comedy movie.
I think I laughed a little, a couple of times but most of the humour simply made me smile at most. Hoffman’s story of a once-acclaimed New York playwright who now finds himself struggling to finish a new play when his wife leaves him covers themes of father/ son relationships, sibling relationships and grief. There are one, maybe two emotional moments that were well handled in the film. However, overall it felt for me as though something was missing from the story. I sat and I watched but my attention certainly wasn’t commanded by what was taking place on screen; at least not until near the end.
I feel as though writer / director John Krasinki’s The Hollars (2016) did a better job of telling a somewhat similar story with a more amusing end result and with better executed emotional moments.
What Humor Me has made me realise is that I’m ready to see Clement in roleswhere he’s actually a winner, someone going through a happy phase in their life.
One more thing that occurred to me as I watched Humor Me is the fact that I can no longer help but compare any comedy films starring more than 3 older people, to Grace and Frankie; a goodNetflix series centred around the complicated relationships between a group of older people.
Watch Humour Me if you absolutely must. Also, if you’re into ‘dad jokes’, you may find new ones that you really enjoy in this movie.
Humor Me is a Sam Hoffman written / directed comedy starring Jermaine Clement. Clement plays a once-acclaimed New York playwright who now finds himself struggling to finish a new play when his wife leaves him…
The plot doesn’t read as particularly funny but I have faith because of my favourite Clement movie to date, People Places Things (2015). I’m also a fan of Elliot Gould. He is after all, father to Ross and Monica from Friends.
Maria Dizzia, Willie C. Carpenter and Annie Potts also star.