January 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm 1 comment


NUTSHELL:  A man is so traumatized by an accident that he either becomes an alien or believes he’s an alien or something like that and there’s more acting involved than you can possibly imagine.

GOOD THINGS:  Kevin Spacey, although not as reserved as we’d like him, the lovely and talented but resembling Beau more and more every day Jeff Bridges, cute dogs

BAD THINGS:  To be honest my mind kept wondering and the movie kept changing into a totally different story every few minutes until I was just wondering why Jeff Bridges was a rumpled psychiatrist in pink ties and striped jackets with a wife who looked like she just stepped out of a Marc Jacobs ad.

FEATURES:  Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Conchata Ferrell, obsessive compulsive disorder, astronomy

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Kevin Spacey being very Nick Nolte Prince of Tides-y and we are very very unhappy about this believe me.

NOTABLE:  Exactly how many cute mental patient movies is Jeff Bridges going to make?

BEST PART:  The dog thing but that’s on the commercial so does that even count?

BEST LINE:  “He looks like Data.” “That’s it.  Embarrass him.” Or “Every mistake you make you live through over and over forever.”

CROWNS:  3 out of 5


Entry filed under: Firebaton review.

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  • 1. CMrok93  |  September 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Casting [Spacey and Bridges] against each other gives their scenes together a believability and intensity that comes directly out of their contrasting acting styles. Good stuff, check out my review when you can!


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