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Film: Our Idiot Brother

Year: 2011

Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Sullivan, Zooey Deschanel, Francesca Papalia, Emily Mortimer, Bob Stephenson, Peter Hermann, Adam Scott, Kelly Briter, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, T.J. Miller, Shirley Knight.

Plot: Ned [Paul Rudd] lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer’s market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so after he manages to screw up one marriage, one job opportunity, one budding relationship and one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot

Review: This is a real feel good film, the irony is in the title as it’s not Ned who is the idiot but the people around him. In places it feels like a bit of a chick flick, but then its not it’s just a rambling feel good movie that is hilarious. I knew nothing about this film at all so didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised, Ned [Rudd] seems to bumble through his life making one mistake after another but its only when you get halfway through the film that you realise its everyone else that’s messing up and he’s just saying it as it is.

This film had me laughing from the off, however there is one very disturbing part and I think it may scarred me for life………

It was seeing Steve Coogan’s Testicles dangling between his legs when he bends over!!!!!! Watch it and? Well just watch it and you’ll see

9/10 real good, feel good film

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Film: Gulliver’s Travels

Year: 2010

Cast: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O’Dowd, T.J.Miller, James Corden, Catherine Tate, Emmanuel Quatra, Olly Alexander, Richard Laing, David Sterne, Stewart Secudamore, Jonathan Aris,

Plot: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Review: There have been dozens of remakes of this series of books by Jonathan Swift this one had so much potential. In the age of great special effects, set design and period drama costumes this had to be the must see film of the year.

Unfortunately they cast Gulliver as Jack Black or was it the other way round.

This, unfortunately is just another “look at me I’m Jack Black” films, the goofy man-boy act is growing a little thin and has been for a while.

If we take him out of the equation there are a host of stars with minor roles, from the fantastic Billy Connelly to the sometime s irritating but fantastic Catherine Tate.

For the purists amongst you, don’t bother with this film it had such great potential but falls shorter than Ronnie Corbet on Peter Kay’s treadmill.

3/10 – don’t pay to watch this dire film.