Sunday, August 24, 2014
SOMEONE MARRY BARRY (2014)
Written & Directed By: Rob Pearlstein
Cinematography By: Marten Tedin
Editor: Justin Bourett
Cast: Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Damon Wayans Jr., Thomas middleditch, Frankie Shaw, Ed helms, Jerry Minor, Lauren Miller, Brian Huskey, Joe Lo Truglio, Greg Germann, Brett Gelman
Three friends plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend by finding him a wife, but when he meets a woman just like him, their problems double.
Considering all involved the film should've better, though isn't terrible. It’s actually rather simple. In the vein of a Kevin Smith or Judd Apatow film. Only not as noteworthy and nastier to a degree. that feels generalized rather then individual
It's not totally great as it falls into many romantic comedic classics, but also offers many pleasant surprises and an unorthadox love story in the middle.
What makes the film a success above all are the performances and characters. Tyler Labine plays his usual type of character the loyal Wild man best friend with a heart. Some might call him the poor man's Canadian Jack Black, but I find him constantly engaging even when obviously forced to be emotional.
Lucy punch with her comedic timing and willingness to play unorthodox as she usually does with full gusto, gets To create a memorable character. Bringing these two together is somewhat charming.
The supporting characters have their textbook problems that are solved briskly and easily. That are evident and pointed out by the main Character at the beginning of the film. Though since he is always wrong but usually truthful. No one takes him seriously.
The character is sloppy as is this film. He is also annoying though his heart is in the right place and at least he knows and is honest with himself as the other characters delude themselves into what they think Is normal and happy until they wake up and are honest with themselves and are all the better for it.
In these clichés is the usual break up and gratuitous reuniting for the ending. If anything the lead characters are guilty I being pure of with no filter. This is the type of film that's not going to win awards. What you see is what you get. Which is entertainment and have a good time.
Here everything is short and sweet. The film doesn’t go off the deep end and just provides entertainment while you wait for the story to reach it’s eventual revelations and motions.
Watching this film you know what you are getting into. It gets nasty but then quickly tries to redeem it slept by then becoming heartwarming.