Lots of fun and who knew David Duchovny could actually act?
I saw this film at the Toronto film festival, I wasn't too sure what to
expect but was drawn in by a synopsis that included the word
'hilarious' (I was trying to balance out the effect of some darker
movies I saw that day) and thought the cast looked interesting.
The movie was well written, quirky and a lot of fun. The biggest
surprise of the movie for me was that David Duchovny not only turned in
a good performance but managed to be quite humorous along the way.
(Spoiler) His visit to a self help group after feeling guilt from a
brief affair was particularly memorable (while almost straying into
"dear red shoes..." territory).
Billy Crudup's energetic relationship phobic performance is a nice
counterpoint to David Duchovny's measured approach and the pair of them
play off each other nicely. Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal also
turn in great performances in their respective long suffering wife /
I really enjoyed the movie and had a few belly laughs along the way..
this is one of the funniest movies i have seen in a while. great for
guys (women, also) who are looking for a movie that's intelligent, too.
i don't know what movie that first reviewer was watching, but i thought
the cameos were hilarious, and that all the actors were totally
believable. the soundtrack is great as well and has some very cool
artists i hadn't heard of before. i think that the reason the movie is
so good is because the writing is so good and tuned in. director bart
freundlich definitely understands the underbelly of relationships. i
imagine he goes through a lot of it himself. the relationships between
the two main couples is very believable. i loved this movie..