Tina Fey

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Director:

Shawn Levy

Starring:

Jason Bateman

Tina Fey

Jane Fonda

Adam Driver

Rose Byrne

Corey Stoll

Kathryn Hahn

Plot:

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Review:

I was a little afraid that I was going to hate this movie, but the trailer was funny enough that I decided to give it a try. The problem I have with dark comedies is when they become hopeless lets all commit suicide comedies. Thankfully this movie was not that way.

There were plenty of thoughtful moments, and each of the actors had their chance to be sad and unfunny, but it was an ensemble cast of comedians and, thank god, they were also funny.

I laughed out loud a few times, I cried, and I got a vague, kind of happy, who knows, ending. This is what I look for, and enjoy, with dark comedies. None of that August: Osage County bullshit.

The family was messed up, none of them were perfect, they fought, they didn’t necessarily enjoy being around one another, but they loved each other. They weren’t fucked up individuals with no redeeming qualities (August: Osage County really screwed me up apparently).

3.75/5

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Muppets Most wanted

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Director:

James Bobin

Starring:

Ricky Gervais

Ty Burrell

Tina Fey

Plot:

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Review:

Danny Trejo was in a children’s musical. Seriously. Crazy.

The Muppets were a little bit before my time but I thought the last movie was cute.

Ty Burrell’s character was funny.

Ricky Gervais was, of course, a good bad guy. He’s basically made for those roles.

My daughter went crazy pounding the TV when the movie first started, so she seemed to enjoy it.

I didn’t really have any strong feelings either way for the movie.

3/5

 

Also OMG at Ricky Gervais in a lemur costume.

Admission (2013)

admission

Director:

Paul Weitz

Starring:

Tina Fey

Paul Rudd

Plot:

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Review:

This was supposed to be a comedy, or at least that’s what I thought. It had Paul Rudd and Tina Fey they’re comedians surely they’d be funny in a movie together. Nope. The funniest person was Lily Tomlin and she was barely in the movie. I didn’t hate the movie which is the only reason it’s not getting one star. It was not a movie I would recommend and it was completely unremarkable.

2/5