Surprisingly incoherent and boring
One hour and a half of nothing
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Close shines in drama with strong language, adult themes.
The movie is surprisingly light hearted and grounded, it does have a few dark jokes, then again it is "R" rated, and everyone down voting the movie bcoz of a couple of dark jokes, should just grow a pair and stick to watching Disney movies.The cinematography and the soundtrack are spot on and thankfully there are no shaky camera effects for the sake of "realism".
At a time when most movies are a franchise or a remake of some sort this movie is well received. It takes a very simple concept and makes it very entertaining. It also makes you wonder why you don't live life a little less seriously. I loved it. Watch it for entertainment and you won't be disappointed. I won't comment on the writing, plot, acting etc...because it's not about that. It's about sending a message to have fun with your life and appreciate the longlasting friendships you have and to build on them. Do you sell a favor and watch it.
In a time when they don't make such great movies anymore, this one, although based on what 'mature' people would call a silly idea, is very well done. It makes you laugh and have fun, but it also delivers a message I couldn't agree more with: "we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" ... or something like that. You see negative reviews for this movie (bar the obviously paid 1 ratings of some idiots who didn't even watch it) exactly because many people grow old prematurely: they get obsessed with their jobs, with making money they can't enjoy until they get old and incapable of enjoying things anymore, with living for others and not themselves or giving up on their way of life for what others tell them it's 'appropriate'. The fact that this movie is loosely based on a real story makes it even more enjoyable and fun - apparently, there's still hope for people in the world and I can only guess how fun it would be to be one of them, hahaha!Back to the actual movie, it is filled with quality humour, but also some crude humour that prematurely old parents would tell you it's not 'safe' for kids - forget that nonsense, kids will love it too, it's not like they don't do it between themselves anyway. The movie strikes the right balance between delivering an accurate and positive message of enjoying life (despite the social conventions that tell you not to) and not taking itself too seriously, while also expertly and subtly poking fun at some of the nowadays social obsessions (e.g. the 'fake' hysteria, the media's reputation, and so on) for very brief moments during its playtime. It's also quite packed with 'action' and doesn't let you get bored for a second, all within the context of the competitive nature of the game.Normally, this would have been a solid 8, but I raised it to 9 as its message is perfectly suited for my taste (as I mentioned above) and to 10 because I couldn't believe that even for a comedy like this there are losers that can rate it 1 star ... without even seeing it. I'm all against censorship, but such interest driven 'reviews' will ruin the credibility of various sites (IMDB included) in the medium and long term. Maybe that's the actual interest in this, if you think about it...
Went to see that just for entertainment, a bit curious after seeing the preview . reminds me of the kind of humor in 'hangover' . funny, entertaining .