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Our Friend (January 22, 2021)

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by DefeatTheLow, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Indigo

    formerly DefeatTheLow Supporter




    Our Friend
    is a comedy-drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, from a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby. It stars Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel.

    It is scheduled to be released on January 22, 2021, by Gravitas Ventures.

    Based on the true story The Friend written by Matthew Teague.
     
  2. Indigo

    formerly DefeatTheLow Supporter

    Happy to see Jason Segel back in action a bit more. But this story is BRUTALLY sad. I don't know if I'll be able to watch the film version of it without some serious emotional preparation.
     
  3. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wow this looks really good.
     
  4. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    This is out there. Probably going to watch tonight
     
  5. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    Definitely watching this over the weekend
     
  6. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    heard it was simply okay
     
  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

  8. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    It’s just kind of okay. The run time and the bouncing between timelines really messes with the flow of the movie. Jason Segel makes this for me. I was so happy to see him back in a movie.
     
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  9. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    I haven’t seen this, but for anyone who hasn’t read the original article, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Devastatingly sad, but beautifully written.
     
  10. PatRFinley

    Early Onset Grump LFGM Supporter

    Wow I really loved this. Jason Segal might just be my favorite actor. I absolutely lost it when Dane pressed play on the voice mail the second time
     
  11. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    I enjoyed this but agree that the timeline jumps were a little jarring. Segal was great though.
     
  12. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I didn’t mind the timeline jumps if they were done better. We just don’t really get to see them actually being friends with him prior to him moving in. One scene makes it seem like Casey Affleck doesn’t know him that well, but another guy says he slept on their couch throughout college
     
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  13. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Also, for the love of God, let’s do away with the timeline card that’s presented like it’s being typed out on a typewriter.
     
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  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

    the entire movie should have been the Call Me Maybe scene
    is a journalist never not a dick in a movie haha
    Jason Segel was practically playing Uncle Joey
    the age gap with Casey and Jason and Dakota and the fact that no one had southern accents was distracting, I guess she could be 35 instead of 30

    I think the problem with the timelines and framing Dane in the narrative were inevitable, the casting was good individually just cohesively did not make sense haha

    also making this Blackfish and Megan Leavey is fascinating
     
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  15. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    yeah i really likes this. devastating.