October is a one-time watchable emotional love story movie. If you have been feeling alone in your love life or deceived it can be your partner for a while. If nothing then we all can see this movie to see how good acting Varun Dhawan can do, Unlike in his recent films.
Dugan does deserve props for one thing…he managed to attract a pretty decent cast. I’m not sure how he pulled it off, because Love, Weddings & Other Disasters is…well, a disaster. It’s an interminable, laugh-free endurance test with artificial characters, erratic pacing and moments of shallow sentimentality. The most prominent name in the credits gets most of the blame.
While nobody thinks Woody Allen has another Annie Hall in him, A Rainy Day in New York is a dull and forgettable film by a director still in love with the persona he’s now too old to perform himself. Like an aging classic rocker, he seems content to pay the bills by playing the hits with a backup band who weren’t even born during his prime.
The story was written by the Duplass Brothers, not the screenplay though and that is telling. Anna Kendrick is a very likeable presence and she brings charm but at times she feels like she’s holding back sometimes playing too safe a role. This film got very bad reviews and the thing I see is the film was not marketed very well, you didn’t get the sense of what this film was and after watching it I can say it’s not an all out comedy this films like an Indie comedy/drama about quirky characters.
This is based on a book by Patricia Highsmith and what I didn’t know is that it’s a period piece set in 1962, I guess the book was but really the time period isn’t used that much.
By all accounts, Danish director Lone Scherfig has built a career on niche British films and this continues with the period drama ‘Their Finest’. It’s a wonderful little film that manages to encapsulate the nerve shredding experience of Blitz era London with the perfect blend of comedy and romance.