Genre: Comedy, Drama
Main Players: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
General Gist: A couple, married 30 years, attends a week long counseling get-a-way in hopes of reviving their marriage.
Like Deb said, this movie was more on the serious side. There were some funny parts but generally speaking it was more of a drama than comedy. For me, this worked just fine. I'm not sure I was expecting as much comedy as Deb so it seemed to fit my expectations.
Even though I was a minority in the theater (the average age was probably closer to 50), I have to say I really enjoyed this movie. Sure it dealt with issues that I can't necessarily relate to at my age but I still appreciated it. I liked how honest it was and how vulnerable the characters were. And speaking of characters, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones were fantastic. I was very pleasantly surprised with Steve Carell beings that he didn't have really any funny parts and he played it perfectly. (Unlike his role in Seeking a Friend...in which I did not enjoy.)
I do have to ask one question though. Is there really ever a guy who does not want to have sex? I mean really.
Tiff's Rate: Friday Night
Preview: Winner of the Giveaway to be announced. And a bonus review.