This film was MESS. I almost walked out, it was that bad.
It's billed as a comedy and drama, but this ain't no comedy. It was grueling. Most of Joy's family was nasty and boring. The characters were badly developed and just plain odd. Joy wasn't mean, but she was definately boring through most of the film. I'm not a big Jennifer Lawrence fan, but I do think she's a fairly charismatic person. There's only one scene in the entire movie where I was drawn in and it was at the very end of the movie.
The movie opened with this faux soap opera scene which went on forever. Then they kept going back to this weird, faux soap opera through out the movie (pictured below). For the life of me I can't figure why. None of it tied into the story, it wasn't funny, I just didn't get it. I will avoid any movie directed by Adam McKay in the future, that I can tell you. Ok, I'm getting annoyed having to even think about this movie so I'm going to end this review. Do you think this movie sucked, too? Or am I missing something? Can you explain the odd use of the soap opera? Comment below!
Recommendation: so bad you may walk out
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