A privileged Manhattanite (Jason Bateman) gets cut off by his wealthy parents, falls in love, and betrays his best friend (Billy Crudup) all over the course of one life-altering week. Olivia Wilde and Jenny Slate co-star.~Jason Buchanan
A film aware of itself while its central character, played by Jason Bateman, is not. With nods to French films, Wes Anderson, Whit Stillman and Woody Allen. Gorgeously shot with a wonderful soundtrack, it makes New York seem like old Paris. I found it charming, beautiful and a great satire. Olivia Wilde's beauty is remarkable - she plays the perfect dream girlfriend, looking like a modern Jane Birkin. Jenny Slate is also wonderful, witty and herself and although downplayed in this movie, the only truly relatable character.
Watch this movie to slip into a fantasy world of old money and social graces, all with an intentional parody of the privileged class.
I bought the movie because it was on sale & I really liked the actors. It surpassed my expectations. I would recommend as a gift or just a quiet night watching movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Didn't care for it at all
I watched a trailer and thought we might like this movie, but sorry to say that neither of us enjoyed it. In fact, we turned it off before the movie was over. Generally enjoy Jason Bateman's acting and I think that part was fine, just didn't like the script I guess.