Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Round-up (10/9/11 - 10/15/11)

Bad Day to Go Fishing (Alvaro Brechner) ** - This is a strange little Uruguayan film about a con artist and a washed up body-builder/wrestler who go around small towns in South America for shows and fights. For a film about a wrestler, there's surprisingly very little wrestling. The film is well-made and the performances are good but the tone is all over the place resulting in a film that's kind of a headscratcher for me.


The Rebound (Bart Freundlich) *1/2 - This romantic-comedy, despite starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha, never really got a wide U.S. release. You can definitely see why. It's about a newly-divorced 40-year-old mom who has an affair with her 25-year-old babysitter. The film, despite the valiant efforts of its cast, fall mostly flat. Bartha and Zeta-Jones have zero chemistry and fails to be about anything about anyone.


12 comments:

My 2 Pesos said...

I'm watching the first one soon.

Intredasting Bolg said...

They're both good films. (:

YeamieWaffles said...

Thanks for the round up buddy. These both do sound like great films I'm going to have to go and watch.

Natural One said...

Bad Day to Go Fishing sounds interesting

Bersercules said...

Bad day to go fishing sounds great!

A said...

neither sound too great but one of my friends was talking about bad day, so I might check it out.

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Bart said...

honestly, i have not heard of any of the movies u post about. i like it.

To Tipota said...

I've never really heard of these movies before.. but i really trust your guts on films so i added them to my watchlist ;)

Makkura970 said...

Interesting, I think I'll follow and see what else you post!

Damon said...

interesting :P
nice post

Adam said...

I haven't seen either