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Absolutely the worst movie.
Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
People, Places, Things sees hilarious New Zealander, Jemaine Clement, playing Will, a bloke trying to get his life together again after discovering his wife shagging a guy called Gary.This was one of the most heartfelt and sincere films I've had the pleasure of watching in sometime. It not only portrays realistic relationships and emotional drama, but does so with a large dose of laughs throughout. The script is clever, witty and filled with hilarious one-liners seemingly made for Jemaine's deadpan comedic delivery.The funniest and often most touching scenes are those Will shares with his two daughters (played by the talented Gadsby girls). It's in these scenes Clement's unique comedy hits overdrive, no doubt also drawing from his own parenting experiences. I couldn't help thinking Flight of the Conchords' 'Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)' charity single also helped these interactions. Released to benefit New Zealand children's charity, Cure Kids, the video clip featured Bret and Jemaine hilariously interviewing NZ schoolchildren. These scenes often left me laughing or having an "Awww" moment.The comic book element to the story provided some intelligent linking throughout the film. It was also in Will's classroom scenes that his vulnerability shone through, often with self-depreciating laugh-out-loud moments.Stephanie Allynne as Will's ex-wife, Charlie, succeeds in playing one of the most annoying characters in recent memory. Kudos to her for making me feel anger and resentment towards the character of Charlie. Scenes featuring Gary (Michael Chernus) and Will were of great comedic value, with 'Gary' having a distinct "Conchords vibe" about him. Kat (Jessica Williams) and Diane (Regina Hall) were excellent in their roles of helping Will on his path moving forward.Those who had the pleasure of seeing Mark Ruffalo in last year's 'Infinitely Polar Bear' will most likely draw comparisons between these films. Ultimately, it's a film about a father's love for his children, finding closure during break-ups and learning to move forward in life. It succeeds in everything it tries to do and does so while remaining fresh throughout.Highly recommend this little gem – especially for fans of Flight of the Conchords, Infinitely Polar Bear, Juno and Eagle vs Shark.
Usually when I watch movies, there is always that one actor/actress that I can't stand or don't think they've done the best job. My feelings are the exact opposite in this movie. I genuinely cared about each character and loved each actress/actor portraying them. I think the writers did a phenomenal job with the charisma of the entire group. I was emotionally attached to each story-line and was heavily interested in what was going to happen next. The twins are adorable! I loved Kat; I thought she was hilarious. The sassy one liners and the entire feel of the movie easily helped me confirm that this is now one of my Top 5 movies that I've ever watched. I loved it!
'PEOPLE PLACES THINGS': Three Stars (Out of Five)Another comedy-drama flick; about an unconventional dad, learning to be a good parent. This one stars Jemaine Clement, and it was written and directed by James C. Strouse. The film costars Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby and Gia Gadsby. I found the movie to be funny, and very sweet, but nothing too memorable.Clement plays a teacher, and aspiring graphic novelist, named Will Henry; who recently separated from his wife, Charlie (Allynne), on their daughters' (Aundrea and Gia Gadsby) fifth birthday. After explaining his recent divorce to his class; a student named Kat (Williams), sets him up on a blind date with her mother (Hall). The two don't immediately hit it off, but they slowly learn to like each other. Will tries to cope with this new relationship, while also getting over his failed one, and trying to be a better dad. He also learns to be a better teacher, and artist, in the process (of course).It seems like we've seen this movie dozens of times before, but Clement is a very likable, and quirky, actor; so he's able to breathe new life into the material (to a certain extent). The rest of the cast is decent (Chernus is especially a scene-stealer) and the directing is adequate. The writing definitely could have been a little better though; most of the really good scenes seem mostly improvised (but I could be wrong). The film is pleasant, and humorous enough; for at least one viewing, I'd say.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb0-wDtevNo
This morning a quite charming on my factors although I had some great laughs in it but I found that I didn't laugh a lot and I found I was backing and loved the character development of Will Henry. You can really feel his frustrations but you also feel sorry for him as his character goes through the pain. There are some "Noooo don't do that moments" especially when it comes to his ex-Girlfriend and in fact I found that I hated her character in all the best ways. Great cast! I also loved the use of the drawings as a passive way of telling the story. The art work was great and I loved! the scene where he looses his cool and in a very innocent way draws on his ex-Girlfriends current boyfriend's advertisement on the wall. All in All a very charming movie and I felt like it had abit of a Woody Allen feel to it.