A trusted snoop wrote in to tell us…
Seth is good too, but his tender scenes were a little stiff, IMO. Still I think the film really works. As of now it runs about one hour and 45 minutes, but really doesn’t feel too long at all. I never read the script that was online, so I have no idea what was cut or added, but everything flowed as it should. There are tons and tons and tons of close-ups of Barbra, and she really is the star. She is in every scene. I think the music and soundtrack needs to be improved though, because there are times when the under-scoring or a song could realy heighten the drama–and it just isn’t there.
I have no idea whether people will see this or not, and I think it’ll be a tough sell to anyone under 30. There were a lot of younger people at this screening, and I think they enjoyed themselves, but getting them out of their houses to see this in a theatre and pay for it will be another thing. Hopefully Barbra will do some promotion for it. I mean she is one of the Exec Producers–and if she wants to make MORE films (and get them financed)–she’s gotta prove she’s still a box office draw.
WOW! Sounds great to me!
– Barbra and Seth are very funny together and have a natural comedy rapport, like a comedy team.
– There are poignant moments in the film that make it more than just a situation comedy. The word used to describe it more than comedy was “dramedy.”
– Barbra’s performance is stellar — possibly award-worthy. She looks wonderful and has some dynamic scenes that jump off the screen.
– There was very little need to change to film based on the tests, just some editing for length and to tighten the scenes.
– Audience can expect to be entertained; it’s a funny, sweet movie. Very relatable to anyone who’s ever had a loving mother who may drive you nuts at times.
– The humor is not at all in the Fockers genre — no bathroom jokes — and unlike many of his other comedies, Seth is playing against type and is not the slob/slacker character like he was in Knocked Up or The 40-Year Old Virgin.