It’s a shoo-in for Academy Award nominations in several categories, including Best Director and Best Picture. If there’s any justice, Shailene Woodley gets a nod for her incredible work here, and there may even be a nom in George Clooney’s future for it.
It’s laugh out loud funny at several points, touching in numerous ways, occasionally thought-provoking, and I’m not gonna lie, there were a couple of moments when I teared up a bit. It’s a heart warming movie, and genuinely funny.
It’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year with ease.
In the short time that I’ve been doing this movie blogging thing, I’ve come across the “Head vs Heart” conundrum several times already. Only usually, it’s the reverse of the situation I’m in now. See, typically it comes up when I’ve just watched some movie that I know most critics are going to call a piece of crap, and I recognize as a piece of crap, but I find myself coming up with excuses for why I enjoyed it.
Now, however, I just got back from a movie that… by all objective measures was excellent. It’s excellently acted, it has a very complex and engrossing plot, and Clooney did an excellent job calling the shots. The film looks great.
I just can’t get past the fact… I didn’t LIKE it that much.