Writer / Director Bo Burnham’s intimate ode to early teenage angst at times feels like a documentary rather than a fictional narrative, making it just as awkward and relatable as its lead character.
In the end, nothing can overcome the feeling of a dystopian déjà vu. If only a little imagination had been thrown in to stir things up.
This summertime surprise took me from zero expectations to maximum fun in less than 84 minutes. The tone is so all-around good-natured that you can’t help but have a great time at this movie.
While far better than the original 2008 film on which it’s based, this lackluster musical is a huge letdown.
This isn’t a great documentary but Reynolds deserves applause and respect for getting his message out there, and this film is a decent enough way to do it. It’s good but not memorable, and the end result isn’t as uplifting as it should be.
Overall it’s not quite as great of a film as you’ve heard, but it rates an A+ when it comes to rousing action.