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Should you see it?
Fey does her best, but suffers when her comedy suddenly turns into a drama. Admission doesn't have the smarts to pull it off.
As great and as likable as Tina Fey is, she can only carry her new film, Admission, so far. Director Paul Weitz has been trying to recreate the mix of comedy and drama he pulled off in 2002's About a Boy for a good decade now and it just hasn't happened. His first collaboration with Fey had promise, but...Read Full Story
Playwright Paul Weitz attends "Trust" Off-Broadway opening night at the Trattoria Dopo Teatro on August 12, 2010 in New York City. (August 11, 2010 - Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America) Opening this weekend, Being Flynn is the dramatic retelling of Nick Flynn's seminal memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. The film, like the novel, rehashes Flynn's life and how he and his father reconciled after 18 years apart. Related Stories Zimbio Review - 'Being Flynn'What's...Read Full Story
Actors Olivia Thirlby and Paul Dano attend the after party following the screening of "Being Flynn" at the Pulqueria on March 1, 2012 in New York City. (February 29, 2012 - Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America) The Bottom Line Should you see it?No.Why? De Niro comes up short again with an unlikable performance in a film that has potential but never realizes it. As we wait for Robert De Niro to surface from the storm of schlocky comedies and action films that has drowned his...Read Full Story
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