So I saw this movie with my mom, and there are only two words I would use to describe this movie: utter disappointment. I like James Franco, but he was lukewarm at best. Bryan Cranston is too good of an actor for this movie. I’m wondering why Vince Vaughn didn’t play his role but then I realized that Vince Vaughn can’t bring in the money like Bryan Cranston especially during Christmas time. This movie, in my opinion, won second place for the “All the good parts were in the trailer” category. It’s not a bad movie, but if you’re like me and care about not wasting your money, I would Redbox/Netflix it. Also, there was no resolution to the conflict, so as an English major that really bugged me. Overall, there were a few laughs but it definitely wasn’t worth the price of admission.
There were some funny parts to the movie. I liked the fact that they made Kaley Cuoco the voice of his artificial intelligence device. She’s funny and has a very chill and laid back voice which is great for a robot. With the exception of the daughter (who was probably the main character now that I think that about it), I loved almost all the characters in the movie. I’m not sure why this movie was so terrible and unfunny. I rarely think that movies are going to be good just based of the trailer. I’m not saying I thought this movie would good, but I certainly didn’t think it would be this bad.
My suggestion for this movie is to go to your local library and rent this for free, but in all honesty you won’t be missing anything by skipping it altogether. If you would like to watch a good movie with Bryan Cranston, I would suggest you watch All The Way where he plays LBJ. It’s a great film and a much better way to waste your time.
My score: 4/10
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