Jonathan Levine

Snatched (2017)


Snatched (2017)

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Starring:

Amy Schumer

Goldie Hawn

Plot:

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Review:

Amy Schumer’s character is a selfish fuckup and her mother, Goldie Hawn, is afraid of life. Naturally, they find themselves in Ecuador and hijinks ensue.

There were several laugh out loud moments, lots of awkward moments I couldn’t really watch, and a surprising amount of death.

All in all it was a lite, entertaining movie.

3/5

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The Night Before (2015)

The Night Before (2015)

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Starring:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Seth Rogan

Anthony Mackie

Jillian Bell

Plot:

On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends, two of whom are Jewish, spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Review:

I love rated R Christmas movies, not sure why but I do. I liked The Night Before, but it wasn’t as good as the Harold and Kumar Christmas movie or even Four Christmases. I thought they should have eased off the serious stuff and just embraced the three friends going on one last crazy Christmas Eve before they accepted adulthood. That would have been funnier. Instead there was a steroids sideline and a whole getting over dead parents thing. The baby thing was actually funny, maybe they should have stayed that light and ridiculous with the other plotlines.

There were several funny moments and it was a nice holiday movie, but I felt like it could have been better.

3.5/5

Warm Bodies (2013)

warm bodies

Warm Bodies (2013)

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Starring:

Nicholas Hoult

Teresa Palmer

John Malkovich

Plot:

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Review:

Romeo and Juliet Z edition. Also Nicholas Hoult looks like a young Tom Cruise.

The movie was ok, nothing really special. Though it was nice to see the story from the zombies perspective. I didn’t hate the music.

Honestly it was just sort of eh. Nothing remarkable, nothing really stood out. It was just another movie.

Maybe I watch too many?

3/5