Time Out says
Anne Hathaway impresses in this wry comedy that's part indie character study and part monster movie
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3 / 5
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Anne Hathaway's been great in a number of films, but it would be hard to describe this film as anything other than complete drivel. At around 20, audience numbers weren't exactly high at Curzon Soho, and after a few walk-outs, a couple who decided to have a conversation mid-way through, and a guy who was well and truly asleep a few rows in front of me, I think it's fair audiences don't 'engage'. I couldn't wait for it to be over. One star.
The plot from this film is so out there it’s positively whacky so I was expecting laughs all the way with this movie. However it did quite quickly turn serious with the familiar movie message of with great power comes great responsibility. The storyline turns dark when Oscar turns from over eager childhood mate to a controlling, manipulative bully. The story was a little slow in places. However it was cool to see such an original plot no matter ridiculous it first sounded.
I haven't been that freaked out since I saw Donnie Darko as a teenager. A very powerful film that is dark and intense.
A very gripping tale of the dynamics between two childhood friends, relationships and social responsibilities.
The story takes you through an epic love hate relationship of all the main characters, you are not bored at all.
The only thing I wanted was closure of Anne Hathaway's character which you don't get and the film ends quite suddenly with a lot of unanswered questions but so worth the watch!
Ohhh dear I fear that Mr Huddleston wrote his review through the distorted optics of an Hathaway infatuation, that can be the only possible explanation... either that or he was sloshed.
The premise I like... has legs, pretty original. Sadly a bit too much given away by the trailer but that's by the by. The main problem is that Hathaway is an unredeemable creature, her English boyfriend (well ex-boyfriend to be precise) is the only 'strong' character and he's a bit Hugh Grant... After her break up she heads back home and hangs around with 3 fellow drunks... lots of drunk driving, without consequences... without anyone saying anything! Should that be at all a 'thing' these days? Her ex-school friend is bizarre, unhinged and willing to kill strangers at will and his friends do NOTHING about it... NOTHING... they are wet and pathetic, she is wet and pathetic, he is wet and pathetic...
I was waiting and waiting for someone not wet and pathetic to turn up... with one of the leading characters to redeem themselves but, well that did sort of happen but only in the last 3 minutes! But that's just too late... way too late.
Sorry, too much unchallenged drunk driving, some very unbelievable characters and some poor acting, sad, interesting high-concept film.