Wow, by the looks of Dave this is either his The Smurfs or That's My Boy. Jesus Brad, you broke the poor man. =)
So is it just you going to see Godzilla or are you bringing guests too?
Brad's criticizing a movie fro use of grammar on a blog, huh?
Anywho, you better take Dave to see Godzilla. At least that might redeem movies in his view.
It's "for." :P
Also, I didn't criticize it for bad grammar, I criticized it because it was another example of the movie being nonchalant about someone with severe anxiety issues, and the way the blog was written was another example of something I'm supposed to find funny, but is actually pretty serious.
dude, off topic, but did you hear that DAVID LYNCH IS RELEASING THE COMPLETE AND ENTIRE TWIN PEAKS ON BLU RAY THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!! PLUS THE MOVIE TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. AND WITH MORE STUFF AND CHEERY PIE AND COFFEE?!?!?!?!?!??!! JULY 29, 2014................... FUCKING SUBLIME
Because of movies like this, people with real issues with anxiety end up being ridiculed (picked on/bullied) even more. Having had to deal with issues like what it sounded like was going on in the movie it's no surprise no one knows how to "treat" me, as though I am some kind of inanimate problem that needs solving. Of course I'm no where near as bad as I used to be since I can converse with strangers and other normal people things that I wouldn't have a chance doing when i was a kid, but I'm very aware of my issues pretty much all the time.. But some people don't believe in change and like to push buttons to show that I still have problems, and there's no help outside of an institution. Gotta love idiots that think they're smart in the family :P But the stereotypes still stand, and get reinforced by movies like this. And people with anxiety are still picked on, as though they do not deserve the peace they struggle so hard to maintain. Fun times :P
Brad, I want you to relay this message to dave.
I understand he is a Cormac McCarthy fan, there is a novel by him he needs to read. Literary critic Harold Bloom considers it to be the "Ultimate Western" and probably the greatest book since William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying". The Book is called "Blood Meridian" he should read it. it is an INTENSE BOOK. and has the most terrifying villian in literature "Judge Holden". you should read it too. I would really appreciate it if you relied this message to dave and tell me if you do. Thank you
and by the way, good book could help dave's view on life a little more. because blood meridian is the shit.
IDK why you bring up Jesus when this is more a job for "l'ron hubbard"!
OT: this movie and others like it are insults to ANYONE with any kind of disorder.
I'm really amazed that shit like this can be put out as comedy 'cause there's NOTHING funny about mental illness.
I'm glad you got on top of this one, as your audience is obviously clamoring to find out if it's any good. :)
Now, when are we going to get that The Other Woman review?
The Other Woman didn't get a pre-screening and it's been out for a few weeks, so there's really no point now in sending anyone to it now. As for Moms Night Out, it isn't that people are waiting to hear if it's any good, or whether they should see it, it's there there is a sizable audience that likes to see us talking about the religious themed movies.
I just enjoy watching you all discuss shitty movies. It just happens that all the religion movies are bad for some unexplainable reason
I know. I like watching you guys discuss just about anything. I was just trying to, like, make some kind of a joke, or something.
The Other Woman kind of sucked, anyway.
So Brad if I may ask who are you taking to see Godzilla?
I like you guys discussing religious movies :) Personally I like when you guys talk about any bad movies in general. It isn't as entertaining to watch you guys praise a movie for 35 minutes I must say.
Wow, this thing seems to be for anxiety what Seven Pounds was for suicide. Sitting through that film was one of the most unpleasant experiences I've ever had, this film sounds like it would put a straight-razor and a bath in my future.
wtf are you talking about?
Translation: "If I saw this movie, I'd kill myself"
I just want to say, as someone who has been suffering with some pretty severe anxiety problems in the past few years, that I genuinely really appreciate you guys calling this movie out on its portrayal of such issues. One of the things that actually causes the most anxiety is the thought of having to explain the condition to people and what their reaction might be. "I'm sorry I haven't answered the phone in a month but I've been suffering with extreme anxiety" is likely to be met by disbelieving frowns or straight up mockery and (judging by what I've heard as I've not actually seen the movie. Josh Hadley alert!) this kind of treatment of what is a serious and often debilitating problem does nothing to make it any easier. So thanks for being thoughtful and decent people and for addressing this, it actually makes the world seem a little less shitty.
Same here. I've been getting help, but I still struggle to leave the house more than once a week. It sucks, but what can you do? Saying that, it sure doesn't help when social anxiety is portrayed as something you can just snap out of by movies like this one.
Anyway, it's for these reasons that Brad's videos are always very much appreciated. His stuff cheers me up on crappy days, and makes the good days even better. If you're reading this Brad, you have my heartfelt thanks and sincerest best wishes for the future.
I find it kind of strange that movies like this one and God's Not Dead are given full theatrical releases in America. Over here in England, they would probably be reserved screenings for Church groups and... well, that's about it. I doubt they'd even get aired on television, outside of the subscription based religious channels.
Most of them look DTV anyway.
Look at the bright side everybody!
Perhaps they are doing commentary on upper middle class people who avoid doctors and other help because they dont want to be labeled as crazy or leeches.
Wait, this is a faith based movie? Really?
I thought it was just another shitty chick flick but it turns out its a shitty christian chick flick.
That sounds absolutely wretched.
I love the part near the end where Dave is just pawing at the window, desperately trying to escape; as if he were a dog that desperately needed to go outside. :P
What were you doing there, Dave?
The best parakeet killing movie is Stephen King's Cat's Eye.
Brad I must ask you this because well, I am a staunch right winger yet I love your website and friends work so Ill be blunt- Is it because this movie leans more conservatively than other films that you ultimately hated or was that not even an issue? Like I said I know your very opinionated and have strong views that are more liberal than my own (that's for damn sure!) but it would be a shame if that clouded you better judgement- full disclosure I have not seen this movie yet but I like hear honest reasons why certain films put people off for the record I love the work of Oancitizen and mistress Hagen and there both rabid left wing feminists who would chew me up and spit me out for my beliefs yet- both them and you are my favorite web entertainers so no hard feelings. P.S. Sorry this rambled on too long but when am I ever going to have this possible opportunity to speak to you again? Take care Brad! Gavin Mcinnes follower signing off.
No...it is not because it's made by conservatives. It's because it's a shitty movie that has zero understanding of severe anxiety/bi-polar disorders, and as a comedy it's both uncomfortable, awkward, and not funny in the slightest. I listed every reason I couldn't stand this movie, and not one of them had anything to do with the movie being made by conservatives. The movie isn't even political, it mentions politics nowhere in the movie.
LOL everything is political... or has been made political.
If you don't like a religious movie that bashes atheism, for example, then obviously it's because you hate conservatives because conservative = Christian and liberal = atheists, and there can be no other possibility.
Holy crap I got a response! This is wonderful- seriously Ive never had a call back by anyone famous before this is awesome!!! Back to the subject I read your comment and you're absolutely right- sorry if I came across as a whiny douche bag I always have had a strong right wing slant and sometimes I get way to sensitive about it and well, don't worry I wont make this an endless habit I know you put up with a lot of mouth breathers on the internet and I don't need to add to it. so Ill just say you rock and keep up the great work P.S. You don't REALLY get naked in the DVD that came out do you? that could be scary...
From the sounds of it, the equation for this movie is as follows:
"A Woman Under the Influence" - Gena Rowlands - Peter Falk - brains + predictable slapstick = "Mom's Night Out"
So you review this but not The Other Woman or Chicken Little.
"Narp" - nice one, Sarah! I hope I'm right in assuming that's a Hot Fuzz reference.
Really great review, guys. As yet another anxiety sufferer (it seems that there are a fair few of us on here), I was really heartened by your take on the movie's treatment of it. Not getting therapy cost me my place in the honours program at my university (I had the grades to stay, but the anxiety was killing me) and nearly cost me my degree entirely. So yeah, FUCK people who think you just have to "relax" and "stop worrying so much," and don't need to see a therapist.
On a totally different note - poor sad, sleepy Dave! He looked adorable back there though (especially with those cute curls). Well, adorable but broken. Please take him to Godzilla – I think we might have another Jake-needs-to-see-Brave type situation here!
Some parts of the movie were shot in Fairhope, Alabama.
Sarah your hair is like extra cute this time. You should wear it like that more often :D
My My My My Mitchell what would ya mama say
I am afraid to watch a review that has a dead body on the backseat.
As someone whose family watched a lot of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Debra doesn't want Ray to go golfing" was an episode plot that happened at least like 10 times.
When you guys mentioned October Baby that brought back some mixed emotions but from what I could tell the camera work in this movie sounds like it was better than October Baby
Gods bless you guys, it might be the acid, but this video was like watching a cut scene from Coffee and Cigarettes. The light, the shadows, the faces... Cheers to you.
October Baby is much worse than this movie. If you want to see what the Erwin brothers think about adolescent depression and adoption with a hip, new Christian soundtrack, don't.
Call me Pollyanna, but isn't a good sign that Christians are at least trying to laugh at themselves? It's not like there's no material here. For large numbers of North Americans, the ideal is a big home in the 'burbs, and a stay at home parent (the mother, virtually all of the time). But maybe there's a downside to extreme sex roles....
If it had been better written, by someone with larger views of the characters (the Coen brothers?), Moms' Night Out could have been good.
I am assuming the rash of you guys going to see weird Christian movies is intentional.
Every time I hear you guys review one of these movies I feel a little bit depressed. Partially because you guys have to siyt down and watch this shit. The other part is that all of these movies, from how you guys descibe it, seem to be written by people desperately grasping at religion to either fill some void in their lives or people with persecution complexes.
Maybe I am weird for thinking of it that way but every time I hear about one of these types of movies, all I can think of is how sad and empty the people writing them must be.
Admittedly though, this movie in particular seems more like a really shitty and poorly thought out family comedy with a bit of Jesus sprinkled on top.
As a person who DOES believe in God (admittedly, I'm not Christian), your statements on Christianity seem a little condescending and nihilistic to me. Just because someone believes in a religion doesn't mean they are desperate and deluding themselves; it just means we found a way of life that fits our world view.
But, yeah, these movies are really shitty. And no amount of prayer will change this.
Flash forward to December... Jake solo at Annie