Starring the grey fox Hugh Laurie, The Oranges is an above-average comedy about two suburban families who have their lives utterly bamboozled by an ill-advised romance. It may seem like just another quirky Juno clone on paper, but there’s definitely more to The Oranges than meets the eye. A number of gripes aside, this is a warm and decent comedy that you won’t regret watching.
“Armageddon outta here” is a joke that no one says in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. But someone should have, because that line is much funnier than anything else uttered in this supposed Rom-Com, which is really a rather telling sign. Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut feels rather forced and is incredibly irritating which is a shame as the premise is so promising. The good things? Keira Knightley’s life is threatened by a big rock. The down side? She is taking us all with her. Bitch.
Whit Stillman’s campus comedy centres on a group of quirky female friends and the collection of loser boys who are making their lives hell. Veering from moments of well-crafted realism to irritating quirkiness, Damsels in Distress is a frustratingly directionless film which is lifted almost solely by the winning performance of its lead, Greta Gerwig.
The title of this movie says it all, really. Another in a seemingly never-ending line of horrendous teen slasher flicks, it’s based around the typically stupid premise of a high-school hottie who is inexplicably transformed into a blood-lusting demon. There’s only one reason I can think of that any of the movie going public would subject themselves to it – to have a good old perv at Megan Fox, aka said hottie-cum-demon, Jennifer Check.