Yay Ricky Gervais! Yay Greg Kinear! Yay Tea Leoni!
Wait…I know this plot! It happened to Robert Downey Jr. and Elizabeth Shue in the 90’s (Heart and Souls)!
Written and directed by David Koepp (Secret Window, the video renter eaten in Lost World), some reviews accuse him of handling Gervais (a genius in his own right) with kid gloves. But I think Koepp handles him perfectly for this movie and what it accomplishes.
I enjoyed this movie very much for it’s comedy (obviously) and it’s heart.
Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx do Finding Nemo Marlin/Dory subplot on land (Foxx has a mental disorder and when Downey Jr pays a modicum of attention to him, he endures life a little better).
Sam Mendes does the what-if-Jack-and-Rose-survived-the-Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet fight to break the 60’s-women-are-homemakers mold.
Doubt stars Meryll Streep, Amy Adams and Phillip Seymour Hoffmann.