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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:55
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't call me cute.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Sebastian Maniscalco, Kari Wahlgren, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by falling objects, run over by a bulldozer, electrocuted, shaken, almost run over by a moving car, blasted through the air, slammed to the ground, licked, caged, bitten, pursued, hit by a car, flipped, thrown against a wall, punched, kicked, throat-grabbed, swung at with golf club, shot at (slingshot), knocked over, shot with arrow, squirted with condiments, shirt-grabbed, vacuumed up, lassoed, hit with tranquiliser dart, prodded with a fork, near-strangled, crushed, ear-pulled, tongue-pulled, catapulted through the air, blasted through buildings, attacked by mice, blasted with fire extinguisher, dive-bombed by birds. A character falls from a high balcony to the street below. A plush bunny's head and a doll's head are ripped off (girl places doll's head between her teeth). A character jumps from moving vehicles and slams into mailboxes. A character falls from a hot air balloon. A bulldozer flips over/crashes. Animals habitats/homes are destroyed. Explosions, burning objects, building rubble. Theft. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/thrown. Theme park rides and amusements are torn apart/destroyed. Reckless driving, car crashes into other cars and objects, car flips onto roof, truck rolls over. A flashback scene shows a hurricane, lightning, thunder, high winds, a tree being pulled out of the ground, an object crushed by a water wheel, a character hit by a steel plate and knocked unconscious. A character frequently says "We're all gonna die". A girl pretends to shoot her pet dog/dog plays dead (comic). A man says "Your heads are going on the wall", "I wan't that squirrel's head deep-fried on a stick", "I should've eliminated you while I had the chance". Stealing candy from trick-or-treaters, tail got caught on fire mentioned. Screaming, arguing, hissing; mass panic. Blood/gore: Black eye, scratches, bruising. Taxidermy animals/antlers/tusks on wall. A doll's eye falls out and rolls along the ground (creepy). Rabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (balloons cover genitals). Flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Kiss on cheek.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Animals are sedated with tranquiliser darts.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (lazy, spoiled, fat, snookums, dumber, mangy little rodents, grumpy, dramatic, mutt, layabouts, crazy, deranged, psychos, circus dogs, violent, reckless, goofball, moron, cute, vermin, fat toothless kid, suckers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Greed, teamwork, foraging, profit, theme parks, habitat, leadership.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Full moon, lightning, thunder. Squirrels, birds, dogs, mole, rat, bees, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, puppies. Animal skin rugs on floor. Tongue/saliva on car window. Vomit, regurgitation. A dog eats vomit. Hot dogs eaten. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fleet, spry, charming, pro-environment, pro-animal life, anti-consumerist, colourful, kid-friendly, chaotic, funny, thoughtful, entertaining, harmless, passable. Inspired voice casting, inventive/vibrant action sequences, exceptional 3D effects, lavish city-scape images, photorealistic backgrounds, witty "old-movie" flashback of Feng and his warrior mice, deals with timely issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, forgettable, middling, sprawling, uneven. Repetitive chase sequences, rote narrative, limp looniness, changing character motivations, dumb laughs, loaded plot.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Published in J
Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild fantasy violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you game?

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Rhys Darby, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner

  • Directed by

    Jake Kasdan

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, crashed into, eaten by an animal, kicked, bitten by insects, pursued, roundhouse-kicked, hit with objects, ear-pulled, thrown into a rock wall/through the air/to the ground/through columns and walls, pushed off a cliff, slapped, punched, smacked, knocked aside, punched through a ceiling, slashed at with swords, neck-snapped, head-slammed, near-sliced by giant blades, stung by a scorpion, tackled, foot-stomped, arm-snapped, crushed by stampeding animals, flipped, dragged, tied up, held at gunpoint, elbowed, bitten by a snake. People fall from very high up, jump into a ravine, explode into red mist, dangle from a helicopter. Missiles are fired at a helicopter/emergency warnings/helicopter spirals out of control. Market fight/market stalls destroyed. Object banged with fist, door kicked in, motorcycles knocked over, bowling ball dropped on object to smash it. Insect swatted, snake de-fanged. Explosion, smoke bomb. A teen plays a Mortal Kombat-style fighting video game. A character is called "killer of men". Story heard of a pilot bwing shot down. Battle of Gettysburg mentioned. Screaming, roaring, hissing. Blood/gore: People explode into red mist when they die in a game. People "melt" as they are sucked into a game. Acentipede crawls into a man's ear. Cloudy eye. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Row of hanging dead birds/bats. Slaughter mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None). A female wears a skimpy outfit with exposed midriff. Flirting, kissing. A woman grabs her own breasts. A man describes a female as "fly". A man says "You'd probably want to hit that" about a female. References to penis size/function/erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (teens drink Margaritas). Intoxication. EpiPen, Claratyn mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Fricken, s-words, penis, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (super weird, bada**, stupid a**, overweight, middle-aged, diminutive, sidekick, self-absorbed, judgy, annoying, lunatic, rude, drunk, freaks, jacka**, nerd, douchebag, etc). Religious exclamations (what the hell, Jesus, God, thank God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, avatars, board games, teamwork, unlikely friendships, curses, cartography, strengths, weaknesses, levels, high school, detention, health, sacrifice, body-hopping, YOLO.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup mentioned. Helicopter. Squirrel, bird, hippo, eagle, mice, tarantula, centipede, black mamba snake, vulture, alligators, scorpion, rhinos, jaguars, elephant. Saliva, urination, spitting. Lightning, thunder, waterfall, bright green light flash. Based on the original book by Chris Van Allsburg.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, engaging, colourful, enjoyable, funny, action-packed, endearing, crowd-pleasing, likeable, big, brash, amiable, amusing. Excellent cast, charming/fun/endearing/self-deprecating performances, decent action-adventure set pieces, sly comedy, smart script, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, familiar. Cheesy/obvious dialogue, dated/low-hanging-fruit comedy, retrograde view of gender roles.

Ferdinand (2017)

Published in F
Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:08
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A-dora-bull.

  • Starring

    (voices of): John Cena, Jerrod Carmichael, Lily Day, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Boris Kodjoe, Raúl Esparza, Bobby Cannavale, Colin H. Murphy

  • Directed by

    Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are headbutted, kicked, pushed aside, pursued, blasted through the air, sat on, stung by a bee, bitten, prodded, mocked, hit by objects, near-crushed by slaughter machinery, frozen, lassoed, near-impaled by matador spikes, held at swordpoint. A fly is chopped in half. A baby is thrown through the air/dangles precariously from a high wire. A character slides down an embankment. A flower is crushed underfoot. A marketplace is accidentally trashed. Dangerous driving, cars crashed into, finger trapped in car window, car crushed. Roaring, screaming. A character says, "When I beat you to a pulp". Blood/gore: Scars, broken horn. CPR/mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, fainting. Abbatoir setting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None)

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling (loser, weirdo, wimp, puny bag of bones, soft, monster, scary beast, ginormous, chumps, sizeist, big tough guy, jerk, filthy weasels, beady-eyed, little thieves, meatheads, sucker, ugly beast, stinky one, numpty, teacher's pet, scared little coward, killing machine, meat, glue stick, pasty-faced, show ponies, ballerinas, gerbils, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jeez, holy cow).

  • THEMES

    Bullfighting, matadors, pacifism, friends, family, teamwork, slaughterhouses, competition, animal rights, compassion, non-conformity, kindness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (implied). Bull horns of dead bulls on wall. Bulls, horses, bee, dog, butterflies, caterpillar, chickens, chick, cat, goat, pigs, rabbit. Lightning, thunder, full moon. Raspberry-blowing, sneezing, gagging, vomiting. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. End credits bonus scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, pacifist, relevant, endearing, vibrant, sincere, likeable, funny, entertaining, relatable, charming, silly, inoffensive. True to its source material, nimble voice work, nails Spanish topography/faces, some hilarious sight gags/slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Strains/stalls at times, Nina character doesn't age, heavy non-Spanish voice casting, too many characters, weak soundtrack.

Daddy's Home

Published in D
Friday, 22 April 2016 09:17
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A stepdad is thunderstruck.

  • Starring

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Cannavale, Bill Burr, LaMonica Garrett, John Cena, Olivia Renee Dupepe, Didi Costine, Alessandra Ambrosio

  • Directed by

    Sean Anders

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are electrocuted, bullied, hit with objects, tackled, punched, shoved, kicked, threatened. People crash into a house/wall, fall down. Men teach a child to fight. A motorcycle crashes into a house, car. Road rage. Damaged house, vehicle, wall. Object thrown. Arguing, yelling, growling (dog), screaming. Drawings of man with knife on head, with poo dropping on head, burning, being tortured, being kicked. Stories are told to children about dragon-slaying, people being threatened with various weapons, etc. Military/Ku Klux Klan references. Killing you/a dog, fighting styles, want kids/parents dead, bullying, punched a kid mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts on leg. A victim lays unconscious (stopped heart and not breathing assumed). CPR, dental procedure (x-ray), medical examination (testicles). Cloudy eyes. Bandaid, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man watches porn (sperm donation setting). Animals mating (TV show); a dog humps a toy. Shirtless men, cleavage, photo of topless woman (breasts obscured), skimpy dancewear. A man's (clothed) genitals are x-rayed. People examine a man's genitals (off-screen). A man is seen naked from the waist down by a group of people. Topless maid/waitress mentioned. Mild innuendo. Stories heard about infidelity. Photos of couple kissing. References to childbirth, conception, penis size, sperm count, fertility, virility, sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, excessive drinking, intoxication). Roids mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, freakin'. B*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about race, relationships.

  • THEMES

    Family, step-dads, biological fathers, exes, rivals, music executives, smooth jazz, conflict resolution, bullies, oneupmanship, fertility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, dental surgery, bar settings. Divorce, visitation mentioned. Dog, aquarium fish/stingray, pony, puppy. References to defecation, body odour, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, mediocre, watchable, silly. Good chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, game performances, rousing/cornball ending, a handful of funny moments, clever cameo by John Cena.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hackneyed, predictable, dumb, obvious, meaningless, saccharine, formulaic, sluggish, mean-spirited, tedious, trite. Lame jokes, thudding/deliberate/predictable gag setups, tired concept/material, flimsy structure, brazen product placement, by-the-numbers filmmaking, Linda Cardellini is wasted.

Ant-Man

Published in A
Friday, 10 July 2015 22:18
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild science-fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's a mango fruit blast.

  • Starring

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Wood Harris

  • Directed by

    Peyton Reed

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, head-slammed, punched, tackled, headlocked, catapulted, pushed, shot at, evaporated, flushed, vacuumed, near-drowned, near-stomped, arrested, kicked, kneed, flipped, stung, zapped, tasered, squished. Characters fall from very high distances, crash into objects. Animal testing. Car, helicopter, train crashes. Tanks, explosions, soldiers, machine-gun fire, missile. Property damage. Break-and-enter, theft. Grand larceny, burglary, robbery, computer hacking mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody noses, heads, clothing. Wound-cleaning. Butterfly bandage, arm in sling, bite mark.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Tight-fitting outfits, cleavage, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits). Xanax mentioned. Vial of prescription pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ant-man, shrinking, enlarging, heroes, father-daughter relationships, surveillance, estranged family, animal testing, safe-cracking, weaponry, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, relationship breakup, deported parent, plane crash mentioned. Job loss. Prison, tunnel, drainpipe settings. Lambs, dog, spider web, ants (lots of ants), mouse. Throwing up mentioned. Some fast editing and bright light flashes. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Light, funny, whimsical, enjoyable, scaled-down, diverting, modest, off-the-cuff, big-hearted, genial, delightful, tongue-in-cheek, fun, fizzy, confident, refreshing, breezy, likeable, inventive, zingy, personal. Charming performance from Paul Rudd, pitch-perfect/punchy performance from Evangeline Lilly, scene-stealing performance from Michael Peña, dry/bitter performance from Michael Douglas, playful/adventurous vibe, goofy/combustible climax, brisk humour, invention over scale, nifty editing, inherently silly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inoffensive, episodic, conventional. Slow/expository beginning, shopworn tropes, noticeable/distracting elucidation, expository training montages, premeditated exchanges with rest of Marvel universe.

Spy

Published in S
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    I Spy.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Zach Woods, 50 Cent, Peter Serafinowicz

  • Directed by

    Paul Feig

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, thrown to the ground/into walls/through the air, handlocked, headlocked, kicked/hit in genitals, stabbed, hair-pulled, attacked (bat), knocked out, poisoned, tackled, impaled, head-slammed, shoved, hit with objects, headbutted, garrotted, choked, pistol-whipped, groped. People fall from a building, a helicopter. Bombs, explosions, plane crash, helicopter crash, weapons testing. Car crashes (other vehicles, tree); tyre shootout; reckless driving. Poison-dart rape whistle. People eat rat poo/an object. Death threats, threat of nuclear weapon, hand-to-hand combat, slamming door, breaking window, theft, break-and-enter. Schoolyard bullying, pushed out of/hit by a plane, haemorrhoids, defibrillator, arm ripped off, both legs broken, being on fire mentioned. Yelling. Burned-out building, picture of building on fire. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spatter, pools of blood, burning (acid) throat. Blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects. Pressing on wound. Objects through hand/torso, breaking neck/hand/ankle. Image of toe with fungal infection. Bruising, fainting. Cut-off hand (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied), oral sex, women groped on bottom and breast, man's head up skirt, man and woman in sexually suggestive position. Skimpy clothing, pictures of penises, man in undershirt, naked shoulders. Kissing, flirting, leering. Sex tape discussed. Bad pick-up lines, innuendo, sexual-themed comments. Porn-name game.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is poisoned. Chloroform, anti-fungal spray, stool-softener pills. Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Gambling (baccarat, roulette, poker). Smoking. Intoxication. Ingesting poison, roofies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, belittling language, elitism. Actual and slang terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for handicapped people, women; non-pc humour. Religious reference and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Abortion mentioned (derogatively).

  • THEMES

    CIA operations, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, vengeance, high-tech gadgetry, allergies, arms dealing, nuclear bombs, analysts, disguise, novices.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral scene. Estranged boyfriend mentioned. Job firings. Plane, helicopter. Bat, mice, rats. Vomiting. Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, delirious, uproarious, laugh-stuffed, femme-centric, fun, enjoyable, great, bawdy, bloody, generous, pleasurable, smart, hilarious, endearing, crowd-pleasing. Perfect casting, superb supporting cast, delightful performances, visceral action scenes, scenic international locations, slick lensing, elaborate production design, sexy-satirical/Bond-style opening credits, giddy sense of glee.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, long. Convoluted/overstuffed plot, some exhausting comedy.

Annie

Published in A
Sunday, 14 December 2014 09:01
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    A hand-sanitised remake.

  • Starring

    Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith, Amanda Troya

  • Directed by

    Will Gluck

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, tackled, kidnapped, near-hit by car, burned, pursued. Arguing, yelling. Objects thrown, smashed. Robbing bank mentioned. Scary sea creature, monster, sfx tears (theatrical).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual innuendo. References to prostitution.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, cocktails). Bar setting. Gambling (scratch-it/lottery ticket).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Annie, foster kids, adoption, political campaigning, hand sanitiser, selfies, rich benefactors, social media, movie premieres, bad cooking, unlikely relationships, illiteracy, cell phones, homelessness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father mentioned. Helicopter. Dog, mouse, horses. Vomiting, spitting. Lobster, prawn, steak eaten. Fur worn.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, colourful, lively, charming. Decent performances, good story, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, uninteresting, perfunctory, disjointed, low-stakes, forgettable. Sloppy editing, unappealing characters. Diaz is miscast as Hannigan.

Chef

Published in C
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Master chef.

  • Starring

    Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr, Russell Peters

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A child watches violent content (film, online video, video games - implied). A boy burns his finger. Dangerous driving. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: A pig carcass is butchered. Bandaged hand. Cuts and burns on arms, hands. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied. Kissing, flirting. Loose-fitting clothing, swimwear. Sexual-themed banter, gestures and threats. Threesome reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigar). Alcohol (spirits, wine, bar).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Weight slur. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Cooking, reviews, critics, father-son relationships, social media, viral videos, friendship, loyalty, road trips, single parenting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce. Ex-husbands mentioned. Lots of preparing, carving and cooking meat: bacon, salmon, fish, beef, prawns, pork, octopus, steak, chops, squab. Sweetbreads mentioned. Skull, skeleton motifs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Loose, simple, tactile, slight, amusing, lightweight, amiable, rambling, pleasant, funny, easygoing, earnest, charming. Terrific cast, leisurely pacing, eclectic soundtrack, first-rate production values, scrumptious food.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, familiar, safe. Long setup, intermittently funny, flimsy plot, one long Twitter advertisement.

Blue Jasmine

Published in B
Sunday, 20 October 2013 12:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A kind of blue Jasmine (by Miles).

  • Starring

    Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis CK, Daniel Jenks, Max Rutherford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alden Ehrenreich, Joy Carlin, Richard Conti

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Women are manhandled, a woman hits a man. Object thrown/smashed, doors slammed. Arguing, raised voices. Suicide (hanging) discussed. People watch a boxing match on television.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, infidelity. A couple go to a car to have sex, a couple move to the bedroom to have sex, a married man kisses a woman, a man admits to multiple affairs. Sexual conquests, sex addiction, one-night-stand mentioned. Skimpy clothing, nipples showing through blouses, cleavage. Woman in bath, shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman frequently consumes Xanax. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails), intoxication, bar setting. Smoking. Getting high on nitrous oxide mentioned. Prozac, lithium mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Affluence, ethnic, mental health, regional, gender, tourist stereotypes. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Anxiety, sisters, fraud, investment, property portfolios, lottery, infidelity, relationships, forgiveness, nervous breakdown, mental imbalance, computers, charity, jealousy, talking to oneself, fashion, interior design, rejection, extramarital affairs, lying, class.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged son, estranged husband. Panic attack, nervous breakdown. Divorce, adoption, child custody, violent ex-husband, deceased wife mentioned. Plane, horses. Fur worn. ADD, epilepsy, running away from home, heart attack, claustrophobia, fear of death mentioned. Reference to electric shock therapy.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hypnotic, catastrophic, timely, first-class, funny, sharp, lively, nonlinear, intimate. Sharp script, rich characters, superb acting, simple premise, assured tone, agonising performance from Cate Blanchett, terrific supporting cast, fascinating character study, well structured.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dialogue-heavy, transparent, ill-conceived, under-thought, disinterested, sloppy, misanthropic, sour, depressing. Underdeveloped secondary characters, dull at times, distasteful reference to adoption, lazy flashbacks.

Lovelace

Published in L
Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Goes deep.

  • Starring

    Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts

  • Directed by

    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped/gang-raped (implied), shoved, thrown, slapped, threatened at gunpoint (pistol), tormented. A man is belted, a man behaves aggressively during sexual intercourse, pimps out his wife. Objects thrown and smashed. Domestic hitting, yelling, gunshot heard. Fatal car crash, World War II, Korea, the Hindenburg mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar, bruising, bloody face, bloody knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent oral sex scenes and implied sex. Masturbation, pimping. Kissing, flirting. People watch pornographic movies. Sexual revolution, prostitution, aphrodisiac, swinger parties mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo, provocative dancing, sex toys (blow-up doll, dildo). Woman frequently seen topless. Shirtless man, male bottom. Nude bodies (video footage). Swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine-snorting, joint-smoking. Unknown pills consumed. Being stoned, smoking grass mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails, spirits, champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Linda Lovelace, domestic violence, pornography, adult movies, home movies, Deep Throat, film-making, fame, infamy, single parenting, rejection, debt, family, mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, legacy, polygraph, pop-culture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unwanted pregnancy, child given up, circumcision, divorce, heart attack mentioned. Prison setting, overbearing mother. Fireworks, thunder. Fur worn, oysters eaten. Based on Ordeal  by Linda Lovelace.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cautionary, empowering, revealing, memorable, unflinching, mesmerising, heartbreaking, miserable, dispiriting, sobering. Stellar performance from Amanda Seyfried, terrific supporting cast. Authentic 1970s setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Faltering, limp, jumbled, predictable, melodramatic. Flat ending, weak dialogue, distracting cameos. Amanda Seyfried and James Franco bear little resemblance to their characters. Should be more shocking, disturbing than it is (omits several more troubling details about Lovelace's life).