Category : Movie Trailer
Category : DVD Review
☆ ☆ ☆ – Content
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☆ ☆ ☆ – Audio
☆ – Extras
☆ ☆ – Replay
Good thing the acting was spot of in this one, because the subject matter was intense. It’s labeled as a romantic comedy, but it’s not that at all. It’s an addiction tale, a snapshot of the difficulties of beating & living with a demon that wants nothing more than to rip your life to shreds. It’s extremely honest & forthcoming, leaving no details safely locked away. Disease, court orders, self-hatred, anger, relapses; the naked truth is right here to watch and it’s not pretty. Now, this is still a Hollywood film, it’s not a brutal documentary, but the reality of the situation is here on display and the actors do all they can to portray it. This is a movie that definitely is relevant to the issues of today; many people suffer with addiction, whether that be a sex addiction or something related to drugs and alcohol.
Despite the sensitive issues they’re discussing in the film, Ruffalo is great, as always, Robbins is solid, and Gad is surprisingly good as Neil. He has some really revealing moments that were probably personally difficult, but he holds nothing back with this character. Even Pink was strong in a small role and her presence felt believable rather than a ploy to attract audiences. The same could be said for the film; it nailed its goal, to shed light on addiction, and it never felt like a cheap trick to get us to watch. The story was honest, the actors were committed, and the movie as a whole succeeded.
My rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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QB – Jay Cutler (Chi) – I’m hoping for 30+ TDs and a career year.
QB – Russell Wilson (Sea) – Just in case Cutler tanks, or the Hawks play the Bears.
RB – Adrian Peterson (Min) – Old reliable in a purple shirt. AP all day.
RB – Montee Ball (Den) – I’m a Broncos fan but I’m not being a homer.
RB – Bishop Sankey (Ten) – We’ll see when/if he starts, but he’s got talent.
RB – Fred Jackson (Buf) – Quietly scores much more than people realize.
WR – Brandon Marshall (Chi) – Cutler to Marshall should be a nice combo.
WR – Andre Johnson (Hou) – He’s not a superstar, but man the guy gets yards.
WR – Jeremy Maclin (Phi) – The Eagles should score and Maclin should get a piece.
WR – Reggie Wayne (Ind) – The old man; not a bad off-the-bench fill-in.
TE – Vernon Davis (SF) – He may not equal last season, but 10 TDs is possible.
TE – Charles Clay (Mia) – Backup TEs are not a vital necessity.
K – Justin Tucker (Bal) – Scored a ton of fantasy points last year.
K – Dan Carpenter (Buf) – I don’t know why, but I’m rooting for the Bills to succeed.
Def – San Francisco – A stout D that can find the endzone.
Def – Pittsburgh – Not the beast it once was, but not terrible either.