V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Kid-centric comedy is better than its many adjectives
Cinematic adaptation of popular kids’ book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day chooses unusual director.
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
Ed Helms heads to an unconventional convention in a film that’s dark, funny, raunchy and sweet all at the same time
Ever since The 40-Year-Old Virgin became a massive sensation in 2005, Americans have developed a taste for edgier, more adult-oriented humor. Gone are the pratfalls, fart jokes and fat suits of the ’90s. Now, it’s all about sad-sack characters, uncomfortable situations and a healthy undercurrent of R-rated raunch.
Cedar Rapids follows in this vein by crafting a low-key comedy that’s equal parts drama, staffed by a collection of comedy industry ringers.