“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein. The story is about a race car driver, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), who has a dog named “Enzo”. Together they go through the day to day of life as a Racer Car Driver and his dog. Denny soon meets a woman, Eve (Amanda Seyfried) who becomes the love of his life. Denny and Eve soon get married and life really starts. The story unfolds from there…
I did not read the book, but I thought the movie was pretty good. It held my attention and had many elements that are expected in a dramatic type of film. There are lump in the throat moments and teary eyed moments, but that is to be expected because this story brings those emotions to the surface. While there are a lot of things going on in the movie, one thing stand out, “A Man and his Dog” going through good times and bad times. A Dog is one of the most faithful friends a person can have.
The paid critics were not too high on “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, but I think it’s worth a look. The movie is about life and almost everything that is in the movie could happen in real-life.
This is a 3 ½ Star Movie!!
I love all of the actors who were in “The Big Wedding”, but this is the worst screw-ball comedy I have ever seen in my life.
“The Big Wedding” is about a modern Dysfunctional family with grown children attempts to survive a weekend as a normal family hosting a wedding and reception.
A divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (DeNiro and Keaton) are placed in an awkward position when they need to “Fake” that they are still married for the benefit of their adopted son’s wedding when they find out that his conservative biological Mother decides at the last minute to fly across the country to attend the wedding. The story unfolds from there…
The movie is hilarious and stupid at the same time. There are at least 5 stories going on simultaneously in the movie. Each family member has his or her own drama that unfolds during this particular weekend.
The movie is crass and crude to say the least. The characters are never fully developed and that’s what makes the movie difficult to watch. I am disappointed I expected better.
“The Big Wedding” was originally scheduled to open in late 2012. The delay until April 2013 did not help it.
I would not spend any money seeing “The Big Wedding” unless you are bored and have nothing else to do. Wait for Blue Ray, DVD or Cable.