Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Toronto 2012: 'Writers' Review

If the Toronto Film Festival gave out a prize for Most Likable Characters, Writers would win in a walk. Everybody in this movie, which stars Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, is just so gosh-darn pleasant. But that's not the same thing as a great movie, unfortunately. My Writers review is up at Screen International.

(Oh, and one other thing. Logan Lerman, who I've thought had real potential since Jack & Bobby, does great work in this movie. His film career may still have potential.)

(Sorry, one other thing. The movie is, unsurprisingly, about a family of writers. Even though he doesn't exhibit any of this writer's personality traits -- as far as I know, anyway -- is Kinnear meant to physically resemble Jonathan Franzen? Because he sorta does in this movie with the glasses and stubble.)