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An American Pickle (Brandon Trost, August 6, 2020) (HBO Max) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Serh, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Serh Jul 1, 2020
    (Last edited: Jul 22, 2020)
    Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    first ever hbo max original film. based on the novel sell out by simon rich, who wrote the movie’s script. trailer this friday



    Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling laborer, immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great grandson, Ben Greenbaum, a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.

    starring seth rogen (dual role), sarah snook, and jorma taccone
     
  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    interested.
     
  3. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Love the cast, shot in my city, I'm excited. (still haven't subscribed to HBO max but probably will around this time)
     
  4. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    I didn’t know it was shot in Pittsburgh. Definitely watching now.
     
  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen Jul 3, 2020
    (Last edited: Jul 3, 2020)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

     
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  6. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    looks dumb but I'll probably watch it anyway
     
  7. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    lol looks very strange, but could be good?
     
  8. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    looks good
     
  9. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Not sure if I’m feeling that, but I love Seth so I’ll definitely give it a shot.
     
  10. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    suppose i’m the odd man out cause i loved that trailer
     
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  11. OotyPa

    fall away

    I liked that trailer too. Looks funny.
     
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  12. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i didn’t realize sarah snook got sucked into this lol
     
  13. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    75% on RT off of 20-some reviews

    shit
     
  14. OotyPa

    fall away

    It sounds like it's less Pineapple Express and more of a lowkey comedy that celebrates Jewish identity--which is actually kinda exciting for me.
     
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  15. soggytime

    Regular

    Solid enough reviews to make it worth checking out
     
  16. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    yeah, it sounds like most of the negative reviews are from people complaining that it's not whacky enough. the trailer didn't make it seem like a straight up comedy and I'm totally fine with that
     
  17. soggytime

    Regular

    It seems like the wacky premise is just there in order to set in motion a thought experiment of how time can change a culture
     
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  18. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    sounds like it'll be good but it'll still be in the lower tier of his films like sausage party/the interview and not mid-tier with both neighbors/night before/etc.
     
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  19. OotyPa

    fall away

    um excuse me sausage party is the best film of all time
     
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  20. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    nahhh Sausage Party was... not very good
     
  21. Serh Aug 3, 2020
    (Last edited: Aug 4, 2020)
    Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    i liked most of that movie but it's not even the best seth rogen film that year/summer. in an alternate universe, that movie still exists but it's rogen and goldberg applying their superbad/pineapple express/this is the end-level a-game to the movie which would've been incredible in all likelihood when combined with all the anti-religious elements. there were moments (middle portion namely) that suggested it was on the shelf for at least a couple years
     
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  22. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    oh, and the animators for that film got dicked over, apparently. fuck that shit
     
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  23. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

    Sausage Party was just offensive without being funny
     
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  24. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    I was basically paid to watch movies when sausage party came out and I still couldn’t watch more than 5 mins at a time.
     
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  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    The concept of the movie is great on paper, but I don't think the execution went anywhere interesting with it
     
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