(USA) Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell. Category IIB.
Category IIB. “How could he?” you ask. “Three stars? A better-than-average rating for a film that’s been universally panned by the press? Has the critic I love to hate finally lost his mind?” No, dear readers, your favorite arrogant movie reviewer hasn’t gone soft. He’s still the last bastion of real film journalism, a symbol of this magazine’s individuality, and a conceited bastard when all’s said and done. But it hasn’t always been contradicting measures of cynicism and overconfidence at Chez Shamdasani.