Caught a preview screening last night at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
Very entertaining. I went with two male friends, both of whom were rather surprised that I wanted to see such a “guy” film – geez freakin’ louise, guys, George Clooney and Ewan McGregor? Onscreen together for huge sections of the film? I’m trying to figure out why they wanted to see something so obviously targeted at heterosexual women of a certain age.
Funny film – though, alas, a couple of the funniest moments have already been broadcast extensively in the ads. Not the only funny moments, of course.
Particularly funny for those of us who remember the '60s and '70s. (At one point there’s a quick shot of a paperback book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, and my friend and I turned to each other simultaneously and said “I remember that book!” I’d be very curious to hear the reactions of some of the young 'uns who don’t remember the era.
Good cast – Jeff Bridges is also really good, as is Kevin Spacey. The story could have had a bit more of a story to it, but all in all, it was an entertaining film.