The giant lizard loves meth and the Olsen sisters. Who doesn’t? Am I right? Guys?
The nominees have been announced for the Bafta Rising Star award
Having escaped the horrors of Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, The Good Olsen changes lanes for this, the latest film from festival darling Josh Radnor. A celebration of the encounters, life-lessons and serendipitous moments that comprise university life, the film will inevitably appeal to some more than others.
You might think that a thriller featuring big names like Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy – alongside brand-new hot property Elizabeth Olsen – would at the very least be a slickly filmed, if creatively hollow, venture. Sure, Robert De Niro was in New Year’s Eve and thus has obviously lost his marbles. But Cillian Murphy wouldn’t be in a film that didn’t make sense, would he? You’d think that wouldn’t you? But no. Nope. You won’t find anything plausible here; only a collection of dodgy, derivative, poorly-acted strands mashed together like a jigsaw done by a drunk toddler. And not as fun to watch.