Directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a comedy / drama about a son returning to his small town after his mother falls ill. Not the most obvious premise for comedy but there are laughs to be had with Krasinki’s latest directorial effort. Besides the good humour, especially courtesy of Sharlto Copley’s brother character, I enjoyed the film’s portrait of family, sibling dynamics and all the good performances from all the cast.
Written by Jim Strouse who also wrote one of my favourites, People, Places, Things (2015), Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Margot Martingale and Randall Park also star.
The Hollars is fitting for when you’re in the mood for a relaxing drama / comedy with a little splash of romance – nothing too taxing.
Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer and Laura Dern are the stars of Wilson, a Craig Johnson directed comedy about a middle aged misanthrope who gets the surprise of his life after reuniting with is estranged wife…
Based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, I want to see this because I rather enjoy Harrelson in comedy roles. His part in 2011’s Friends With Benefits is one of my favourites.
Starring and directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a family drama / comedy about what happens when a son returns to his home town after learning of his mother’s illness…
I’m tuning into this one for the comedy, intriguing family dynamics and a cast that in addition to krasinski, includes Charlie Day, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale and Sharlto Copley.
If you’re familiar with Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011), then you have a pretty good idea of what you’re in for with Mother’s Day, the latest film from the director of all three movies, Garry Marshall.
Starring Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant, the collision of intersecting stories on said holiday is what happens in Mother’s Day…
Having watched both Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011) I found both movies to be somewhat adequately entertaining and a casual escape – precisely what I’m expecting with Mother’s Day.
Jack Whitehall, Brit Robertson, Shay Mitchell and Aasif Mandvi also star.
You may be surprised to learn that in Amazon Video’s latest TV movie trailer, Giovanni Ribisi is playing an ex-felon.
My favourite of the characters Ribisi has played in the past all happen to be in comedies. There’s his portrayal of Frank Buffay Jr. – Phoebe’s younger brother in hit TV sitcom Friends. More recently you can watch him as the creepy moustachioed dad character in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (2012)and as the somewhat dim-witted Edward in A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014), also from MacFarlane.
Sneaky Pete is directed by David Shore and features a supporting cast that includes Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Shane McRae and Bryan Cranston. It would be great to see Ribisi in a new light, so fingers crossed that we won’t want to forget that this particular role ever happened.