Green Book (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) An Italian bouncer with a huge appetite employed by an uptight gay negro pianist in 1960s United States for a musical concert tour.
2) From the director of one of the funniest road-movie Dumb and Dumber (1994) comes another heartful road-movie addressing racism.
3) The allegation of this movie being a “white savior” movie is absurd. If this is a “white savior” movie, The Intouchables (2011) should be regarded as a “black savior” movie. The themes are strikingly similar.
4) Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali both deserved Oscars for their roles. Viggo’s physical transformation was unbelievable.

 

 

CONS –
1) Music of a biopic about a musician could’ve much better.

 

 

QUOTE –
Tony Lip: You know, Doc, something’s been eatin’ at me this whole trip.
Dr. Don Shirley: Hmm?
Tony Lip: That Titsburgh was a major disappointment. I didn’t notice any difference at all.

Vacation (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Not as good as the original but still a fun one time watch.
2) Cameos – Chevy Chase, Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall.
3) Tartan Prancer – the funniest “character” of this road-trip movie.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing much was expected from this run-of-the-mill comedy anyway. Half of the jokes are already in the trailer.

 

QUOTE –
Rusty Griswold: [on ATVs] Are there helmets?
Stone Crandall: Yeah, I keep ’em with the tampons.

Girls Trip (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Tiffany Haddish as Dina – the only actor who made this shitty movie watchable.

 

Cons –
1) A female version of Wild Hogs (2007) – only less funny.
2) A missed opportunity for director Malcolm D. Lee.

 

Quote –
Don’t worry, boo.I’m gonna put hands on them.I’m talking hot grits, extension cords, timberland boots. I’m gonna fuck up that bitch’s Instagram account.I’m gonna put two q-tips in his pee-pee hole, and I’m gonna walk him around. I’m gonna just wipe, just swipe in that thing and yank them out! And then I’m gonna stick my fingers up in his ass and tell him I’m checking his prostate, but really I’m gonna yank his balls out of the back of that motherfucker! And then I’m gonna put my fist so far up his ass, I’m gonna pull his heart out through that motherfucker, and I’m gonna “Kali ma shakti” that shit, just…Then I’m gonna stick my fingers back up in his ass, and then I’m gonna twirl them around and see if that make him giggle a little bit. Because I like to make a motherfucker laugh while I hurt him, you know what I’m saying?

Destination Wedding (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Odd couple falling in love
2) A two-hander movie.

 

Cons –
1) Horrible comic-timing by both actors. Post Stranger Things Winona Ryder still appears like a psychologically disturbed mother with weird expressions while Keanu Reeves appears like a hitman who will pull a gun anytime.
2) Nice try by the director but didn’t work out. This domain belongs to Nancy Meyer and Richard Curtis.

 
Quote –
Lindsay: Why didn’t we meet seven years ago?
Frank: Just lucky I guess.

Like Father (2018)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
N/A

 

Cons –
1) This so-called comedy movie about a father-daughter bonding over a road-trip is an utter waste of time. I’m feeling cheated after watching this 98 minutes torture without a single moment of laughter. There is no chemistry between stone-faced Kelsey Grammer and plastic faced Kristen Bell.
2) Even Seth Rogen’s extended cameo can’t save this disaster.
3) Lauren Miller directorial debut is drenched with mediocrity and cliched jokes. Diversity is shoved down viewers’ throat where the father-daughter duo is surrounded by a gay couple, an old couple, and a black couple. Hopefully, this talentless director will cease her future endeavors with this movie itself.
4) Worst possible supporting cast.

 

Quote –
N/A

We’re the Millers (2013)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) The movie was going to get predictable and plain simple till “The Fitzgerald” entered the plotline and elevated the movie. All credits to Nick Offerman & Kathryn Hahn.
2) Luis Guzmán scene
3) Jennifer Aniston as “Rose” – She broke the thermometer with some steamy scenes.

 

Cons –
1) One time watch comedy with an overstretched third act.
2) Ed Helms as Brad Gurdlinger is really annoying.
3) Some of the jokes are from the 80s

 

Quote –
David Clark: I say, give me somethin’ that says, ‘I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.’

Tammy (2014)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Ben Falcone managed a great ensemble of actors for his debut.

 

Cons –
1) The central character is not Tammy but Pearl. It’s Susan Sarandon’s show.
2) Incoherent screenplay; switching between comedy and drama
3) Absolute talent waste of Toni Collette, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney etc.

 

Quote –
Keith Morgan: Tammy, do you know how I got to where I am?
Tammy: Sucking dick and kissing ass?