Oddly Rockwell and Kendrick work well together and they do have some chemistry I think the big part is they both have very good comic timing and they play that off well.
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.
The film looked great, great animation, during the bright scenes in the Troll village it looked beautiful, the colours just popped. All the tech stuff is solid here, sound, directing all very good.
The high point in this film like the first one is the singing, good voices nice picks of songs and the feel and tone is upbeat and fun. The film gets by on good will, this is not a mean spirited movie, it’s a lark.
“50/50″ is a well written and directed film that has a strong cast and a great chemistry between them. Although released over 6 years ago the story and the characters is what makes the film rewatchable and enjoyable to revisit every few years. I recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t watched it as I feel the right blend of comedy and drama will keep you interested.
Ben Affleck as a genius, obsessive, problem-solving martial arts expert who spends his time battering people who have contradicted his personal moral code? Nope, it’s not a potential script for the upcoming Batman movie. It’s The Accountant – a beat ‘em up with calculators.