Struggling after a midnight assault at the hands of a notorious biker gang, introvert Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) elects to join his local karate studio to learn self-defense. With the help of his dynamic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and new friend Anna (Imogen Poots), he begins to rebuild his sense of confidence and self-worth. However, after partaking in one of Sensei's unusual night classes, he is thrust into an intense world of male bravado and new opportunities. Written and directed by Riley Stearns.~Maggie Sadler
I was a little skeptical about purchasing this movie after watching the trailer via YouTube. It looked like an ok movie but not great....boy was I pleasantly surprised! This movie I thought would be just another so so comedy, however, it took a pretty dark turn about 30 minutes into the beginning and continued to surprise me throughout the rest of the film! A definite must see and buy on my list!!
The movie showed a weak, passive, insecure individual who decides to become more assertive and confident by taking a karate course. Over time, he goes from the passive individual to an overzealous jerk and finally a person who stands up for himself (with a surprise ending). Good, not great, but worth watching.
Overall great movie for its dark and bizarre humor and plot. Kinda misleading from it's original trailer but can't complain to much. Not exactly The Fist Foot Way. Eisenberg always at his best. Would definitely rent before hand.
this was NOT what i had expected it to be, the trailer made it seem like some other thing, turned out to be completely different. Yeah it is about a guy that has low self esteem and wants to get some training to protect himself from everyone. By the middle of the movie it just takes turns for the worse! the movie turns very very dark and this is where the trailer led to something different. it gets nuts. its got some twist that might blow your mind or if you're someone like me, you'll see it coming.It is very very interesting. highly recommend
Great movie if you like something that makes you think. The humor is a little more deadpan and there's a bit of dialogue for some of the scenes (think Napoleon Dynamite) so if that's within your line of things when watching a movie, this one is worth watching. Following a middle-aged man who has to find it within him to gain self-confidence, what he goes through in the movie is both funny and thought-provoking. Recommended.