Comedy

logan lucky

LOGAN LUCKY Family Movie Review

By Thomas Olsen WHAT’S LOGAN LUCKY ABOUT?  Two brothers enlist the help of a convict to try and pull off a heist during a major NASCAR race.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (B+)  Director Steven Soderbergh (the Ocean’s 11 trilogy) is back in the business after taking a few years off, going back to his roots of directing a fun heist movie. Logan Lucky is the story about two brothers who have spent most of t ...[Read More]

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LARRY CROWNE Family Movie Review

LARRY CROWNE review (Grade: B-) Headed by rom-com royalty, Larry Crowne isn’t a great movie, but it carries plenty of charm for those in the mood for something light and breezy. Directed by Hanks (who also co-wrote the screenplay with My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘s Nia Vardalos) and co-starring Julia Roberts (who hasn’t been this enjoyable in years), Larry Crowne is the simple tale o ...[Read More]

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: B) Witty, whimsical, and charming, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris is a good film but lacks the substance and artistry necessary to qualify as one of the year’s best films, as it has often been labeled. A full-hearted homage to the City of Love and its rich history of philosophy, culture, and art, this is a light and bre ...[Read More]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING Family Movie Review

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: C+) Like Valentine’s Day, He’s Just Not That Into You, and New Year’s Eve before it, What to Expect When You’re Expecting combines a relatable premise with beautiful celebrities and expects that to be enough to carry a film. As is always the case with this growing mini-genre, the characters are loosely interc ...[Read More]

date night family movie review

DATE NIGHT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) With a terrific premise and two of the funniest people in show business, Date Night should have been the year’s best comedy, hands down. On Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, Tina Fey has proven her comedic mettle, bringing wit and intelligence to her craft. Steve Carell, for his part, has made me laugh ‘til my sides ached in Get Smart, as well as t ...[Read More]

get smart

GET SMART Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Get Smart will have you smiling the whole time, chuckling and giggling for a healthy chunk of it, and a handful of times it’ll make you laugh until it hurts. Surprisingly solid action, a very likable role for Steve Carell, and Anne Hathaway showing more charm than ever. Alan Arkin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson…they’re al ...[Read More]