“Can I stay for a while?” “No, Hugh Grant. Fuck off.”
Rom-coms don’t get a great rep these days do they? Understandably, we like it when a good one comes along. Be prepared for your fondness for Emma Stone to turn into full-fledged obsession. Girls want to be her, boys want to take her home, have a chat, and then ask her tentatively to be their girlfriend.
In any trial, anywhere, someone’s gotta represent the bad guy, right? Matthew McConaughey is brilliantly tortured in The Lincoln Lawyer; a tense and twisty courtroom thriller that showcases the wrinkly best of some veteran acting talent. Essentially a clever little tale let down by some silly plot-points and a baggy ending, The Lincoln Lawyer still does just about enough to keep you guessing until its final (slightly ridiculous) moments.
John C Reilly and Jonah Hill plod happily through comedy/drama Cyrus; it’s just such a shame that their material never quite matches their obvious talent. Though a few moments of great dark humour lift the storyline, dreadful camera work and a lack-lustre ending drag Cyrus’s high flying stars down almost to amateur level.