Ministry of Content,
Charlie Hunnam, Lizzy Caplan, Chris O’Dowd, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth, Whitney Cummings, Nora Dunn, Adam Pally
Frankie (Charles Hunnam) has been tortured by his big brother all his life. Bruce (Chris O’Dowd) has dreams of being a big time director, and he’s uploaded some really embarrassing videos to YouTube, but when Frankie meets Lassie (Lizzy Caplan) by “accident” and they attempt to hit it off together, Bruce once again films it and uploads it. From this point on, it gets worse and worse and worse as mishap after mishap happens.
This is a bizarre romantic comedy that is really off the wall. The best part of this film is the very fact that it is so absurd. Done with hardly any budget, mostly via ad-lib, it’s hysterical at times as the actors work hard to deal with the absurdity of the situation and trying to make sense out of it. It’s very “Napoleon Dynamite” in that way, extremely off the wall.
This is not a great film, but it is surprisingly funny, and yet has a few tender moments as well. It’s a lot about two brothers who can’t seem to get along, but it’s got a cute little romance thrown in, and topped by a thick layer of jokes all the way around. Well worth a rental if you’re looking for something off the wall.
EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog
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