A young woman named Amber (Sariah Hopkin) is sent to live with her father (Ruel Brown) who she hasn't seen in over 10 years after suffering a car accident that takes the life of her mother.... See full summary »
Micah Dahl Anderson,
On the terrace of a stunning Italian villa on Lake Como in Italy, Clooney is pouring himself a cup of silky smooth Nespresso coffee. Just as the coffee is ready, a hand appears and takes ... See full summary »
All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That's about to change - if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who's now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden's most outrageous performances to date, THE D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor.Written by
I Want To Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael Jones)
Performed by Foreigner
Published by Somerset Songs Publishing Inc.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
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If you love film, you'll find something to take from this. If it's just simple entertainment you seek, best look elsewhere.
It's a puzzler - read some of the polarising reviews - in a way, it reminded me of Jim Carrey in 'The Cable Guy'; you don't get what you expect, and that can be a shock to some, and a boon to others.
Interestingly, and unexpectedly, I now think more of Jack Black - mayhap he just hasn't had the right vehicle to stretch his talents fully in, yet.
It's never going to make the pantheon, but it does have some things of merit; not least of which is the ability to make you cringe whilst not looking away. The how-can-it-possibly-be-resolved expectation is uncomfortably high.
I liked it; the discomfort, as it dawns on you, is tremendous and it walks its' line well - not subtle, but hey - I imagine the studio execs having a nightmare trying to decide how to market this. Whether it dawns on you, or slaps you in the face, will depend...
Once you've watched it, just think on that for a minute - because that vapid 'Tries to get reunion together' rubbish just doesn't cover it, does it?
Loved the soundtrack - especially the INXS lyricism - and some of the lines were priceless. (Lawnchairs)
I liked it. I feel the ending was rushed a little, but then, how else to cover bases?
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