Saturday, April 21, 2018

Movie Review: "Happy Anniversary" (2018)

Director: Jared Stern
Year: 2018
Rating: TV-MA
Running Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes

A couple contemplates their past three years together on their anniversary as they are uncertain about the future and whether or not they should stay together.
"What a weird day, right?" (Image Source)
If you like movies about couples who argue a lot, "Happy Anniversary" may be the perfect film for you! This project is written and directed by Jared Stern. The film serves as his directorial debut, though he does have numerous writing credits on movies like "The Watch," "The Internship," and most recently, "The LEGO Batman Movie." It stars Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells as Sam and Mollie, who have been together for a few years. The entirety of the movie takes place on their three year anniversary. The two see themselves at hitting a milestone in their relationship, and both have different ways of dealing with it. Sam believes it might be time to commit, and Mollie thinks it may be time to move on since she's not sure if Sam is "the one." When Sam serves Mollie breakfast in bed, an argument breaks out, and the two start fighting about things that have happened over the course of the last three years. They proceed to quarrel all day about whether or not their relationship has lost its spark.
"I'm sorry my feelings don't line up with your emotions." (Image Source)
Films about couples who fight are quite common, especially in independent cinema. Sometimes, this topic works very well, like in Richard Linklater's movie "Before Sunset" (the pinnacle of "arguing cinema"). Sometimes, this subject translates very poorly to celluloid. A lot of the success or failure of a movie like this depends on the lead actors and whether or not they are charming or grating. Also, if the movie is a dramedy like "Happy Anniversary," is there enough humor to balance out the arguments? If there is humor, does it feel like it fits in the story, or it is misplaced? Luckily for this story, the saltiness works most of the time, and lead actors Noël Wells and Ben Schwartz offer two well-rounded performances. Both Wells and Schwartz are experienced comedic actors and they both have great delivery when it comes to uttering witty remarks and stinging jabs. That being said, they can both be borderline maddening, unreasonable, and unrealistic at times. The supporting cast is super funny as well. Rahul Kohli gets a few scene-stealing moments to shine, as does Kristin Bauer van Straten, who does a fantastic job delivering a completely deadpan style.
"I just want the perfect version of imperfectness." (Image Source)
Not everything about "Happy Anniversary" clicked for us. The pacing feels really slow at times. The story constantly drags and becomes a bit repetitive about midway through the film. On the flip side, its runtime is really short, clocking in just 78 minutes in length. Because of this, the slow pacing doesn't become detrimental to the overall experience, and it doesn't turn it into a boring slog. If it were 10 minutes longer, it might have been a problem. Hell, maybe it feels long because two people are fighting and arguing for the entire duration of its runtime. As a married couple who reviews movies, this is not the best subject matter to watch together in the spirit of cinematic discourse. Still, we did find a lot to enjoy about this quirky little romance that's not wholly romantic.
"You're so worried about everybody else that you don't give a shit about the one person who's supposed to matter most. (Image Source)
In the end, "Happy Anniversary" isn't a phenomenal flick, but it's a solid offering to the "couples arguing" genre. Wells and Schwartz keep it interesting and quirky enough so the audience won't be entirely irritated by the fact that they are bickering for 78 minutes.

My Rating: 7/10
BigJ's Rating: 6.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 5.6/10
RT Rating: 80%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Movie Review: "Super Troopers 2" (2018)

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Year: 2018
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes

The former members of the Vermont highway patrol reunite when it is discovered that a small part of Canada is actually on American soil. Now, the once-defunct team of state troopers are back to show Canada how Americans enforce the law of the land.
"You can say 'queefing' on Canadian TV? What a country!" (Image Source)
It has been 17 years since the original "Super Troopers" was released. Now, the crowd-funded sequel is finally in the hands of the masses. We wonder if those who donated to this project will think it was worth the wait, and more importantly, worth the money they invested once they see this final product. "Super Troopers 2" is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, who also directed the original "Super Troopers," as well as other Broken Lizard releases like "Club Dread" and "Beerfest." The movie is written by and stars the Broken Lizard crew, including the aforementioned Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter, and Kevin Heffernan. These gentlemen once again play the unruly members of the Vermont highway patrol: Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, Foster, and of course, Farva. The team has been out of the law enforcement game for a while. Governor Jessman (Lynda Carter) learns that part of Canada actually belongs to the United States and is about to become part of her state of Vermont. So, she makes the obvious choice to rehire the old crew to help with the transition process... seriously, what other option did she have?! Captain O'Hagan (Brian Cox) and the other members of the Vermont highway patrol must do their best to act as good ambassadors and show Canada how Americans enforce the law.
"You're probably gonna tell us NOT to listen to Rush anymore, or the Barenaked Ladies!"(Image Source)
I've heard people online say that if you are a fan of the original "Super Troopers," you are probably a dude-bro. Besides being a stupid and sweeping generalization, as a 31-year-old woman, I can tell you that this is not factually accurate. The first film meant a lot to me in my youth. It was popular amongst my group of friends, and BigJ and I have watched it several times together as well. To this day, we still quote it often. We have dozens upon dozens of fond memories about this movie. Despite this, we had low expectations for the sequel. The trailers were lackluster. The Broken Lizard crew hasn't made a worthwhile movie in over a decade. As with most long-oft sequels, we were worried "Super Troopers 2" wouldn't be anywhere near as good as the original. Our expectations, however, were shattered...............and not in a good way.
"What's 80 km/hr in English?" (Image Source)
"Super Troopers 2" is far worse than we could have ever imagined. It is painfully unfunny. The movie is full of tired and recycled callbacks, jokes about dicks, jokes about vaginas, and jokes about French people, Canadian people, and French-Canadian people. When the squad isn't ribbing on Canadian accents, they are making fun of how Canadians love hockey and pancakes, as if that's never been done before in a comedy. When the group isn't busy mocking people who are French-Canadian, they are finding ways to fit the word "RAMROD" and words that rhyme with "(va)gine" into every single sentence. The new characters, Canadian Mounties Archambault, Podien, and Bellefuille (Will Sasso, Hayes MacArthur, and Tyler Labine) make gags about how Americans are fat, lazy, and obnoxious, so much so that they drive around in wheelchairs because they are fat, lazy, and obnoxious. Oh, and there is a running joke about how women are emotionally unstable, impulsive, overly hormonal, and lactate from their breasts. Shocker! Any stereotypical joke you can think of about obese people, cops, women, or people from America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, or France is probably included in this script, just in case you thought this movie was released only a year after the original and assumed we all still have the same sense of humor that we had in 2001. Most of the jokes fall tortuously flat. We chuckled three or four times, but these titters came few and far between, and these laughs were never caused by running jokes or callbacks. The story itself is boring and predictable. While comedies are notorious for having massively thin plots, we can overlook any shortage of story if the material is funny enough. We can tolerate a bad script if the humor's right, but when the jokes are so bad that you feel embarrassed for sitting in a way-too-crowded-for-10-am showing, it would be nice to have a decent narrative to fall back on.
This picture of the cast of "Super Troopers 2" is funnier than "Super Troopers 2." (Image Source)
We wish we could recommend "Super Troopers 2," but we just can't. If you are feeling nostalgic for the antics of the guys from the Vermont highway patrol, skip this sequel and rewatch the original. Our question to hardcore fans of the first movie is: are you willing to accept such a boring, bloated, forced, and even more juvenile follow-up after all this time? We're not just going to give something a pass because we love its source material, and it was a borderline agony to get through this film.

My Rating: 3/10
BigJ's Rating: 3/10
IMDB's Rating: ~7.0/10
RT Rating: ~32%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Movie Review: "Columbus" (2017)

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Movie"Columbus"
Director: Kogonada
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes

A Korean book translator returns home to Columbus, Indiana to see his dying father. Once there, he meets and connects with a young woman who loves architecture and is a fan of his father's work.
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Buildings look cool. Families suck and drag you down. At the most rudimentary level, these are the themes of "Columbus." This film serves as the writing and directorial debut of Kogonada. It stars John Cho as Jin, the son of a renowned architect. Jin is an America but presently lives in Korea translating books for a publishing company. When his father falls terminally ill, Jin returns home to Columbus, Indiana to be there in case his dad passes away. In his downtime, Jin visits many local buildings to admire their design. He eventually meets Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young woman who loves architecture as well. As they discuss their lives with one another, it is revealed that Casey passed up a chance to fully realize her dream because she wants to keep an eagle-eye on her mom, who is a recovering meth addict. Despite having very little in common, the two connect over their melancholy existence, their unfulfilled dreams, and the exquisite architecture of their fine city.
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Everyone loves "Columbus," and we wish we could say the same. This film has received massive amounts of praise and numerous nominations at all types of award shows. We knew we had to check it out for ourselves and see if we felt the same way. In all honesty, it might be better just to say you heard it was good rather than watching it for yourself. This is a film where two characters sit around spouting banal dialogue about how much their lives suck. They express how miserable they are in their current situations all while staring at random-but-beautiful buildings around the city of Columbus. You could probably watch an actual building being built and it would likely be more entertaining than watching "Columbus." Well, it might feel like it took less time. We've seen grass grow faster than the pacing of this movie.
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Though we found the film to be poorly paced, we did think the acting was very good from both John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. They manage to show how their characters are sad about their lives on a regular basis. And might we say now, we think John Cho needs to be in more films. Also, the cinematography is breathtaking. The buildings in Columbus are visually interesting if you are into architecture. Unfortunately, interesting looking buildings don't automatically make for an enjoyable, exciting, or engaging movie.
A building. (Image Source)
"Columbus" is yet another addition to the "walking and talking" indie film genre, only this time, we found the film to be a dull drudgery that's not remarkable in any way. We wanted to understand what the hype was all about, but this just didn't resonate with us in the slightest.

My Rating: 4.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 3.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.3/10
RT Rating: 98%
Do we recommend this movie: No.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Movie Review: "Rampage" (2018)

Director: Brad Peyton
Year: 2018
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes

An experimental chemical from a space station crashes down on earth where it transforms three animals who come in contact with the canisters, turning them into gigantic, aggressive monsters. Now, it's up to a zookeeper and a scientist to stop them from destroying the city of Chicago.
"If you move, we're going to be in big trouble." (Image Source)
Oh look, it's a movie adapted from a video game. Will this one be yet another example to add to the pile of awful adaptations, or will it be something that's half-way decent (which might make it the best video game adaptation ever)? "Rampage" is directed by Brad Peyton, who has made films like "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and "San Andres," both of which star Dwayne Johnson. The story is written by Ryan Engle, though an additional three writers worked on the screenplay. It is adapted from the 1986 Midway arcade game of the same name. The aforementioned Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson teams up with Peyton once again, this time as Primatologist Davis Okoye, who works for the San Diego Zoo...oops, we mean the San Diego Wildlife Preserve. There, he is head of the primate exhibit, though he was in the military in the past and has a long service record of fighting against poachers in Africa because of course he does. He has a special relationship with a rare albino gorilla named George, whom he rescued from poachers when George was just a baby. When an experimental chemical that was once stored in a space station crashes down to earth, George is infected by a canister that landed in his enclosure. The chemical inside of it makes anything it infects bigger, stronger, faster, and more aggressive. Energyne, the company that designed the chemical, wants all of the infected creatures for itself. Now, it's up to Davis, a former scientist named Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomi Harris), and a cowboy-like government agent named Harvey Russell (Jeffery Dean Morgan) to save George and to stop the other giant animals from destroying Chicago.
"When science shits the bed, I'm the one they call to change the sheets." (Image source)
There are tons of video games with highly in-depth backstories, giant universes, and a bevy of characters, many of which have already been adapted into films. All of them have failed (and mostly miserably at that). "Rampage" is a video game with three characters, all of whom are giant monsters: George the giant Gorilla, Ralph the giant Wolf, and Lizzy the giant Lizard. The entire point of the video game was for these creatures to smash buildings and eat people. That's about it. So who would have thought such a simple video game would wind up being one of the most fun and most entertaining game-to-movie adaptations ever made? Maybe it's because the game is so damn simple that it works so well. It doesn't spend a lot of time trying to shove in details about characters and it doesn't need to get the specifications about the world correct. All you need for a "Rampage" movie is three big monsters and some buildings for them to destroy.
"You're not in a classroom anymore." (Image Source)
Look, when it comes to the overall story in "Rampage," it's terrible. We fully acknowledge this as fact. The narrative doesn't make any sense. Much of it is contrived, and there is even some deus ex machina thrown in for good measure. The script and the dialogue are loaded with cheese, and not just a little sprinkling of cheese on your Olive Garden salad, we're talkin' a "double grilled cheese sandwich topped with hot nacho cheese and then sprinkled with Cheeto dust" amount of cheese. Every single character is more like a caricature than a real person. This sentiment goes double for Jeffery Dean "I'm a pearl-plated, gold studded pistol kind of cowboy" Morgan's character Harvey, as well as the two main villains, a brother and sister duo named Brett and Claire Wyden (Jake Lacy and Malin Akerman). As for Dwayne Johnson, well, he's 'The Rock' yet again, but this time, he's got a gorilla for a best friend. Johnson drips more charisma than he does sweat, and goddamn it, we love it. Oscar nominee Naomie Harris is the stereotypical scientist who spouts buzz words every chance she gets and gets saved by Dwayne Johnson every three minutes, and goddamn it, we love it.
"Bullets and tanks are not going to stop them." (Image Source)
Despite all of its problems, "Rampage" really gives the audience what they want: monsters wantonly demolishing buildings and eating people with an overabundance of chaos. There is no rhyme or reason to anything that happens, it's just a mindless action movie, you know, the ones where you can simply turn off your brain, munch popcorn, and enjoy the extremely fun ride in front of you. In the end, we had a blast watching this film, especially in the third act. Though the bar is really, really, really low and it's debatable depending on your point of view, "Rampage" is probably one of the best video game adaptations ever made.

My Rating: 6.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 6.5/10
IMDB's Rating: ~6.5/10
RT Rating: ~50%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Movie Review: "Creep 2" (2017)

Director: Patrick Brice
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes

A woman trying to get her YouTube show off the ground answers a strange classified ad for a videographer. After a short meeting, she finds out her client is a serial killer who wants her to help shoot a documentary.
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Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass once again prove what's possible with a limited budget and a tiny cast of characters in "Creep 2." This is Patrick Brice's micro-budget horror/thriller follow-up to his movie "Creep," an aptly named, effective film where he starred alongside co-writer Mark Duplass. The original "Creep" was pretty much a two-man operation in every way. "Creep 2" expands this notion with a few extra bit parts that serve to develop our protagonist Sara (Desiree Akhavan) and, to give us a little refresher, our antagonist, who is now calling himself Aaron (Mark Duplass). Despite the addition of a few new people, the majority of this film is still just a two-person operation. After a little character building, Sara answers a classified ad offering $1000 dollars for a videographer for one day's work. When she arrives at her destination, Aaron tells her that he is a serial killer and that he wants to make a documentary. He also promises not to kill her within the next 24 hours. In the hopes of getting good footage for her YouTube channel, Sara agrees to make the documentary with Aaron, and then, the movie begins.
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Much like the first film, "Creep 2" is a very intimate movie where Mark Duplass gets to act like, well, a creep for 80 minutes. This time around, there is never a question as to whether or not Aaron (formerly known as Josef) is a killer. We learn more about his backstory, though we did find ourselves asking if any of it was actually true or not. Aaron/Josef is a known liar. The main question in this second movie is, will he kill Sara or not? We see how she reacts to this potentially murderous situation as she goes from being wary to being accepting of her boss-for-a-day. Her current job often puts her in positions where she encounters people with weird fetishes and idiosyncrasies, so filming with Aaron isn't that much of a new experience for her. She doesn't really believe he is a killer.
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"Creep 2" uses occasional jump scares as Aaron tries to frighten Sara or vice versa. This also works to build their rapport with one another. The film has a bit of dark, awkward humor that is uncomfortably funny and left us nervously laughing along with Sara and Aaron knowing full well that at any second, he could easily produce a weapon and stabby-rip-stab-stab. There is also a great deal of underlying tension as we wait to see if Aaron will act on his homicidal urges. We will admit, though this tension works well in the context of this new situation, we thought it was much more palpable in the first film. The dialogue often seems improvised, which appears to be commonplace for flicks involving Mark Duplass so we wouldn't be at all surprised if that were the case here as well. It often seems as if the characters are following a general outline, but many of the stories and situations are made up on the fly. We like this style of filmmaking if it works, and luckily, it works to its advantage in this setting.
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In the end, "Creep 2" is a respectable sequel we enjoyed quite a bit, but we still think it's a small step down from the previous installment. Will we get a third chapter in the "Creep" series? We sure as hell hope so!


My Rating: 6.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 6.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Movie Review: "Truth or Dare" (2018)

Director: Jeff Wadlow
Year: 2018
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes

A close-knit group of college friends gets tricked into playing a game of truth or dare where the consequences of lying, not playing the game, and not completing their dares mean death.
A visual representation of what we would have rather been doing instead of watching "Truth or Dare." (Image Source)
Is this what we have come to as a society? Are we at the point where Hollywood makes money turning games played by horny teenagers into horror movies? Stay tuned for future Blumhouse projects such as "7 Minutes in Heaven," "Spin the Bottle," and "Suck & Blow." We can just see some joe-schmo director in a boardroom meeting as we speak. "Mr. Blumhouse, sir, I can get this done. All I need is an empty bottle, a deck of playing cards, a couple of sub-par-but-well-known television actors, and a few million bucks."
"This is our last chance to spend time together before the world tears us apart." (Image Source)
"Blumhouse's Truth or Dare" is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who has helmed films like "Cry Wolf," "Never Back Down," and "True Memoirs of an International Assassin." It stars Lucy Hale as a do-gooder college student named Olivia, who has a penchant for donating her time to worthy causes like Habitat for Humanity. She was going to spend her spring break volunteering, but her best friend Markie (Violett Beane) has convinced her to come to Mexico and get wasted instead. Once there, Olivia meets a man at a bar who persuades her and her friends to go to a deserted mission to play a game of truth or dare, ya know, as one does. Once Olivia and her friends play the game, they can never stop. If they try to lie their way out of their questions, or they don't complete a dare, or they refuse to play the game, they die. 
"I thought I was your lucky pen!" (Image Source)
It should come as no surprise when we say "Truth or Dare" is a ridiculous, paint-by-numbers PG-13 horror film. It runs through the "teen horror playbook" beat-for-beat. A group of drunk college kids in a strange-to-them place meet a stranger who takes them to an even stranger place where they all play a strange game and strange things start to happen. How strange! There are a few too many jump-scares, many sanitized death scenes for its younger audience, a mystery the group must solve to discover how all the madness began, and an exposition person to give them every single clue they need to end their problems. There is nothing new here. No imagination, no creeps, no nothing. It's simply a dumbed-down, pseudo-scarefest that goes on about an hour too long.
"It looked like a messed up Snapchat filter." (Image Source)
"Truth or Dare" wouldn't be that bad if the writers and director could have at least made us care for the characters in any conceivable way. In fact, they really just make us dislike them for the most part. There is maybe one decent person in the whole friend group, and it sure as shit ain't Olivia. By the end of the movie, we found ourselves so utterly annoyed by the characters and their crap that we honestly hoped that they would die. The plot is really, really repetitive, especially when detailing the relationship between Olivia and Markie. Olivia says a truth, Markie gets mad, they make up with each other. Olivia does a dare, Markie gets mad, they make up with each other. Olivia is dared to tell the truth, Markie gets mad, they make up with each other. This pattern is repeated about 17 more times until the credits roll. And ooooooooh boy, the ending. Have you ever felt yourself becoming so physically angered by a movie that you didn't realize you were screaming at the theater screen until an employee walked into the room to clean it? That's what happened to us. Luckily, no one was watching this lousy, disastrous movie with us (a mere four days after it opened in theaters), so we weren't affecting anyone's enjoyment with our screams...not that there was any enjoyment to be had in the first place.
"Once you ask, you're in." (Image Source)
"Truth or Dare" is a dumpster fire that deserves a slow and terrible death. This movie is not scary, it isn't interesting, and it isn't unique in any way. For the first 99 minutes, it's goofy, horribly acted, and insanely inconsistent, but we didn't totally hate ourselves while sitting in the theater. All that changes with the most eye-rolling, "screw you" ending possible, making us flip from being only slightly annoyed to exasperatedly irate. This is one of the worst movies of 2018.

My Rating: 1.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 1.5/10
IMDB's Rating: ~4.4/10
RT Rating: ~15%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

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Movie Review: "Andre the Giant" (2018)

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Director: Jason Hehir
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

A documentary film that explores the life story of professional wrestler André the Giant.
"André did sports entertainment before there was sports entertainment." (Image Source)
Countless professional wrestlers have come and gone in the business. Some of these individuals are massively popular within the sport. Once in a while, a wrestler who transcends the "squared circle" comes along and becomes a household name to more than just wrestling fans. André René Roussimoff, better known to the world as André the Giant, was one of those people. Jason Hehir directs this documentary named after the aforementioned legend. Through interviews with friends, family, and fellow wrestlers, Hehir chronicles the inspiring rise of the incredible personality himself, telling the sometimes amazing and sometimes tragic story of André the Giant.
"Before there was CGI, there was only André the Giant." (Image Source)
We aren't big wrestling fans as it stands today, but there was a time when BigJ watched the sports entertainment show when he was younger. This would have been in the early 80's during the beginning of the national era in wrestling as the WWE (then called the WWF) became the first organization to grow with widespread recognition across the country. Well-known superstars of that era included Hulk Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and of course, André the Giant.
"We face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone." (Image Source)
Even if you've never been a fan of wrestling, chances are, you know André's name and can probably recognize his unique look. In his much-too-short life, Roussimoff would appear in television shows and movies whenever a project had a role that needed to be filled by a 7+ foot tall man who weighed over 400 lbs. His most notable project is one of our all-time favorites, the immensely charming, the ridiculously quotable, the hilariously wonderful film "The Princess Bride." Cary Elwes, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, and director Rob Reiner also get a chance to share their thoughts and stories about what it was like to work with the man and the myth himself. It turns out that most of the time, no one really knew what Andre was saying because of his thick accent, but we cannot imagine how that movie would have turned out without him.
"Big man, big fart." (Image Source)
Hehir's in-depth examination takes a look at the truths and the myths of the sports entertainment persona André the Giant and also investigates the life of the man André René Roussimoff himself. There is a distinct difference. André was one of the first wrestlers to become bigger than the business. He was the most well-known wrestler in the regional era. This created a hectic travel schedule and meant he was on the road 300 days a year. Deep down, André longed for the normalcy of a regular ol' life. His lifestyle meant giving up a lot, including a real family. In fact, before we watched this documentary, we didn't know that he had a daughter. This film also offers an insight into his legendary drinking, his legendary heart, and his legendary farts. It's really all in here. We learned about how later in his much-too-short life and career, André suffered great physical pain because of his size. Despite walking with a cane, he would still perform in the ring, but in a much more limited capacity than what he did in his younger years. This documentary gets heavy and emotional toward the end of its runtime, revealing how André knew he wasn't going to live a very long life. It certainly made us tear up on more than one occasion.
"I'm not supernatural. I'm just myself." (Image Source)
HBO and Jason Hehir did a stellar job putting this documentary together. "André the Giant" is a tremendous watch for anyone regardless of whether or not you've ever watched a wrestling match in your life. Please take the time to watch this movie!

My Rating: 8.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 8.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 8.1/10
RT Rating: 100%
Do we recommend this movie: Yes!

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