Dean, a drama / comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love is a movie that fell a tad short of my expectations. I was initially drawn to it, in part because of the humour in the trailer but I found the film to be more dramatic than funny.
The beginning proved quite slow moving and by the halfway point, I cared more about what happened to the supporting characters than I did about the main character played by Demetri Martin. I also found the music that seemed to literally communicate characters’ feelings a tad annoying.
The illustrations that conveyed Dean’s emotions were a nice touch but even with them included, it wasn’t really until the plane scene towards the end that something somewhat memorable happened. Thanks in part to the way the incessant talker character was played.
As for Reid Scott’s role, he did well, but of course his Dan Egan character on HBO’s VEEP is far superior. What did the film really have to say about loss, grief and redemption? Exactly what you think it did.
Watch this if you absolutely must. I was about to add ‘You’re welcome.’ But that’s definitely too much, isn’t it? It’s too much. I’ll stop.
Directed and co-written by Janicza Bravo, Lemon is the story of a man whose life is unravelling after his girlfriend of 10 years suddenly leaves him. Michael Cera, Brett Gelman, Nia Long and Judy Greer star…
Even though Lemon s a drama, I’m kind of mainly tuning in for the comedy that’s due to come out of the peculiar characters in this trailer. I’m excited about the lovely Nia Long’s role and I want to see what Michael Cera will do since I haven’t seen him in many films for a while.
Gillian Jacobs, Jeff Garlin, Megan Mullally and Inger Tudor also star.
Written, directed by and starring Mike Birbiglia, todays trailer is for Don’t Think Twice, a new comedy/ drama about a New York City improv group and how they deal with the success of one of their member while the rest of them struggle…
I recall having watched another Birbiglia written a few years ago and really loving it. It may have been Sleepwalk With Me (2012), though I can’t be sure. May the humour be as good and the dram as real as this trailer suggests.
Keegan Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci and Tami Sagher also star