Based on 150 votes and 56 reviews
boring!!!!! a waste of talent
great movie. very deep characters.
good movie, unpredictable !
not as good as anticipated....of course, even if i expected a bod movie, it would still would have not been as good as expected.
not nearly as good as hoped or expected. seemed a bit disjointed. theron was good, but she's good in everything.
it wasn't worth going to this movie. i had no interest in watching a depressed woman who turned to alcohol.
i expected a lot more from this movie. i enjoyed the performances, but the movie was a bit wierd and boring.
disappointing movie. had expectations that were not met. i don't know if i enjoyed it or found it too depressing.
dissappointing movie, albeit a good performance by theron. similar to up in the air, but not nearly as good.
good movie, with a strong performance by theron. a bit corny at times.
Patton Oswwalt was fantactic in this less than impressive movie.
Decent movie, but I found the other films of Rietman far more entertaining. Theron does give a solid performance.
while entertaining, it was not nearly as good as expected. more like a movie made up of uncomfortable scenes to watch than an actual plot. Theron, however, is great.
I was surprised at how much I liked the film, given the relative lack of hype about it (compared to Reitman's Juno and Up in the Air). I thought it was a really interesting role for Charlize Theron, who doesn't usually play messed-up train-wreck characters (the leading role in Monster not withstanding!. The Mavis Gary character really hits rock-bottom before she realizes that Mercury, Minnesota is clearly not where she belongs, and that she needs to get her head together, realize her career is in trouble and get back to the business of living what others in her hometown deem a 'dream life.' Interesting character study.
Disappointing role for Charlize Theron.
Many parts of the storyline I could relate to as we are in the midst of doing our own high school reunion...and I thought the acting was great!
Do not expect to see your typical rom-com type movie here. Kind of dark. There were a couple awkward situations where I could barely watch the scene unfold.
this movie is more sad about the situation of stealing a man than funny.
really slow with no climax, sad
A little predictable but watchable all the same.
The end of this movie was the wake up call I needed after falling asleep at the beginning!!
waste of my time. But there is some dry, dark humour that you have to pay attention to. Then it's better.
Not bad, but not great. The performances here is what saves the film from being unwatchable
Not worth seeing!! I was hoping for something like Juno but the movie is depressing and has no point. The ending was stupid!
Good movie, she's crazy as hell, a dark comedy.
Her acting was very very good but movie was too short. Was a deep thinking movie.
A disappointing film. Poor script with too many awkward moments.
Stupid movie!!!!! Waste of money Doesn't even deserves a 1 star rating.
I REALLY enjoyed this movie. Don't miss this one.
Psychotic/delusional grown up with black humour here & there. Can't carry the whole movie to make one feel entertained.
I found this movie very good. There are some funny parts but also a lot of thought provoking parts.
This was another example of Chalize Theron's superb talent. She can pull off the role of any character impeccably. Loved this movie!
Not a feel good movie but an interesting if somewhat underwhelming character study.
I loved this movie ... it is timely considering the culture we live in today. Charlize Theron is Excellent. She absolutely embodies and exudes the "me" culture of the day. It is heartbreaking in so many ways. I loved loved this movie.
Just an OK movie. I found this one very slow and "different", for lack of a better word. Not one of her better movies by far.....sorry.
Theron and Oswalt do some excellent acting. The story is very sad, though. Some people talk about finding parts of it funny, and I did expect some comedy from Jason Reitman, but the story is a tragedy, not a comedy at all, in my opinion.
If you want to spend 90 minutes watching an alcoholic, self-absorbed, selfish witch (you know which word I mean), this is your movie. Very disappointing.
Not sure what movie some of these other reviewers.....I thought that this film was excellent!! Theron plays so well against type-she is phyiscally beautiful but plays ugly from the inside; very much the opposite of her role in Monster. Oswalt is awesome - vulnerable but smart & combative at the same time. I know people like this - those who are damaged by time, who are desparate for a return to the 'glory days'. This film is uncompromising and doesn't have any happy ending. Some Diablo's best writing....
The story line is very strange; I was hopeing for some funny parts but it was just sad.
charlize theron is the only saving grace
After reading the reviews here I was skeptical. I went in with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. I found this movie to be pretty good! I thought the actors did a fantastic job.
This movie was really bad! There's nothing to it. Just watch the trailer and don't waste your money on this. I can't believe I wasted time watching this. Disappointed with Charlize for taking this role. I was bored the whole time.
Charlize Theron did the best she could with the plot and script given- that much was clear. The rest was just lackluster. Was expecting more from the director and screen play writer of Juno. A mild disappointment
Save your money. Kept waiting for it to pick up but it never did. Go see it if you want to be depressed.
Don't waste your money. This has got to be one of the worst films that I have seen in a long time! If you have seen the trailer and enjoyed it, than no need to see the movie. A huge disappointment, this concept could have gone any number of ways, rather than south......a huge waste of time and money. You are better off to donate the funds to a worthy charity.....at least then you have done some good.
Not worth the money or time.
Not worth the money or time