Directed by Ross Katz
Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale and Caitlin Fitzgerald
A young, hipster entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs — only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up — but not without some bad behavior first.
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★★★½ review by Hannah on Letterboxd
not the best thing i’ve ever seen, but a very sweet movie. i love nick kroll very much.
★★★★★ review by kanye on Letterboxd
did i love this because i've been deeply depressed for 3 months and i really related to kroll or did i love it because it's actually good. i don't know. i think it's the best movie ever made tho
★★★½ review by Vanina on Letterboxd
An estranged brother and sister reunite in their old family home, both realising their lives have not turned out as they had expected. Sound familiar? That's because 'The Skeleton Twins' probably did it better.
Although I'm not a big fan of Comedy Central sketch shows, I will admit to finding Nick Kroll funny some of the time, and Rose Byrne is always quite lovely. It's kind of difficult to believe them as brother and sister, but they have enough chemistry to pull it off. I do wonder if Rose Byrne is getting sick and tired of always playing the straight character.
This film lacks the subtlely and drama of 'The Skeleton Twins', which was really about something while making it look like it wasn't. This film looks like it's about nothing, but then really is about nothing which makes it a hollow experience. There are some small hints of real connection between the brother and sister, but when the rest of the film feels aimless those feel more like happy accidents. With the little kid on board, the film does sometimes steer into sentimental territory at times, but luckily guest appearances by Bobby Moynihan (whom I love) and Jason Mantzoukas save the film from becoming too schmaltzy.
Nick Kroll wearing a 'Cats' sweatshirt is oddly funny, and it's a nice way to spend 90-or-so minutes. A harmless film, but you'd hope for more.
★★★½ review by serrano on Letterboxd
nothing personal, but i can never remember rose byrne's name.
★★★½ review by Cogerson on Letterboxd
Why I watched this one? Looked like a decent comedy....plus Bobby Cannavale is growing on me.
What is this one about? A young, narcissistic entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged sister (Rose Byrne) and her husband (Cannavale).
My thoughts on this one? Overall this is a pleasant little movie. Byrne, Cannavale and Kroll all do very well in their roles. I think the best way to describe this movie is "cute". More drama than comedy....but it kept me interested...even though there was not many surprising things in the movie. Final thought: A slightly better than average movie.
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