It’s definitely not as bad as people are making it seem. Actually, I didn’t think it was all that bad at all. It wasn’t perfect, but I found myself laughing a lot. Some viewers didn’t like how sometimes it didn’t hold true to it’s vulgar-nature and wasn’t as dirty as it should have been, but the film never lost sight of why the characters were going on their escapades. Although it was ridiculous and unbelievable at times, it made for a great farce.
Although not terribly sophisticated, the script addressed the potential plot holes and didn’t leave you mad questioning why they didn’t use simpler solutions. It just came down to the fact that panic and technological ignorance made them not able to think things through and not think of seemingly obvious solutions.
All of the actors bring something strong and unique to the film–especially Rob Lowe who was a big highlight in this movie.
And even though the couple was going through a rough patch in their marriage, they didn’t have them hating each other or even really questioning their marriage. You could tell that they really loved each other but life just furthered them apart intimately.
On a negative note, the film starts off kinda slow with the real comedy not coming until around the 2nd act when their trying to find a solution to their problem. Also, the self-contained switch really messes with the tone of the film–which towards the beginning is fairly risqué.
But overall, the movie is really engaging and although it leans towards family-friendly which may be somewhat of a contradiction, it’s a film that I think people hate the idea of more than they actually hate.
Twizard Rating: 83