Monday, April 18, 2005

Flick the Button

The Man Without A Past: Forgettable (heh). I guess the only thing worth mentioning is how the cast actually look like real people, rather than actors. Not sure what the fuss is all about. Seemed kind of cliched, or at least too simple. Finland doesn't look very nice. You're Fired.

Envy: Also forgettable. I guess I'm not mad about giving up an hour and a half, but it wasn't exactly worth it. Walken is game. Poehler underused. Black is kind of restrained, but this could've used him going crazy. Weisz is miscast. Someone (I think it was Bill Simmons) wrote about how Stiller only plays two characters (a) the over the top goofy sketch character [Zoolander, Dodgeball, Happy Gilmore] or (b) the sad sap who loses it eventually [Meet the Parents, Along Came Polly]. Here he's (b), and he doesn't really add much. Could've used a re-write or eight. Wasn't Barry Sonnenfeld good once? You're Fired.