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Just a couple of days ago, I saw 'Kicking and Screaming', Noah Baumbach's directing debut, so I thought it would be pretty neat to see his last movie as well. First of all, it is always nice to see Adam Sandler trying something else and I wish the guy would drop his usual moronic comedies, especially since they don't seem to be so popular anymore. Concerning Noah Baumbach's work, he usually deals with some really unlikeable characters which makes it rather difficult for me to really connect with what he does. Once again, he gave us another highly dysfunctional family but, this time, I actually did care for these characters, even the father who was sometimes downright awful. It probably had to do with the fact that I think I felt some kind of connection with these characters. Indeed, when my father was 25 years old, he left everything behind and travelled around the world for 3 years and, when he came back, he had some incredible stories. From this point, he was considered by most people either like a wise man, a great adventurer or even some kind of rock-star. Being his kid, I always felt like I would never be able to do something amazing like that in my whole life, therefore I felt I was pretty much a failure and a disappointment. Furthermore, even though my father was supposed to gain some great wisdom from his travels, he turned out to be rather distant and most of time busy with himself and how he stood in the world and what I could do, think or feel never seemed to really much matter to him. So, with this in mind, I think I understood more or less what the Meyerowitz kids were going through. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, even though it was maybe not a a masterpiece, I thought it was pretty good and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Noah Baumbach's work.

Added by johanlefourbe
10 months ago on 29 November 2017 00:04