Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Liberal Arts by Josh Radnor 2012 (R)
with Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Elizabeth Olsen (Peace, Love & Misunderstanding), Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary, Eat Pray Love, The Visitor), Allison Janney (The Help, The Hours, Margaret), Elizabeth Reaser (Young Adult, Twilight), John Magaro, Kate Burton (Puncture, 127 Hours), Robert Desiderio, Zac Efron (17 again, Charlie St. Cloud, The Paperboy), Kristen Bush
A speaking engagement brings 35-year-old Jesse back to his college alma mater, where he's blindsided by nostalgia and a plucky sophomore named Zibby. Newly single and unfulfilled by his job, Jesse finds Zibby pulling him out of his disillusionment.
Who knew Josh Radnor had it in him to direct a film, and put together an amazing cast, and try not to have it cheezy all the way. It is an interesting journey that he depicts, an interesting portrayal at a moment in time of different people having to face their experience of university. Somehow tho, it felt a little bit too literal in getting deep, intellectual. The structure is still very apparent which makes a movie that doesn't much flow. But overall, the movie has its point.
Labels: romantic comedy