Movie Review: The Accountant *****


Ben Affleck is The Accountant. An autistic kid grows up as a military brat whose officer father wants him to function in the real world instead of living a recluse life in a safe place with his medical condition. He grows up to be an accountant with an incredible level of independence, focus, and proficiency. He helps regular folks relieve some of their tax burden, while he contracts to find discrepancies in high level bookkeeping worldwide for legitimate and criminal enterprises. He has other skills that he is able to perform with great efficiency and competency. He is immature in personal relationships but trusted in professional relationships. The accountant is hired to find the problem with a company that puts his life in danger.

This thriller displays the degree one man with autism went to in order to live a “normal” and productive life. He is joined by 2 of my favorite actors, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. The story is set up very well. The characters and situations are believable. The acting and direction are outstanding. There is a lot of action. The R rating came from the violence–lots of execution style killing. There were no loose ends at the end. I loved it. 5 out of 5 stars.

Published in: on October 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Movie Review: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates *****

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates because these adult siblings get out of control trying to attract women at family functions. Each get-together gets progressively worse, so when their sister announces that she is having a destination wedding, it is decided that maybe if these guys have real dates (that they are trying to impress) this family function may be pulled off without incident. However, their dates turn out to be as bad or worse at being buzz kills at family friendly public events. Chaos ensues as the girls get a free vacation while the guys try to placate their families. Meanwhile, everybody grows up a little bit and may become a little more responsible.

This movie deserves its R rating for drinking, drug use, sex, and nudity. The plot is simple. There is a lot of deception that is dramatized very well. The acting is good–I love Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick from Pitch Perfect in this anti-wholesome role. The story is well told. The situations are funny. I laughed a lot and had tears rolling down my cheeks several times. This movie will not win any academy awards. It is meant to be a Summer adult comedy. They succeeded. I loved it. 5 out of 5 stars.

Published in: on August 19, 2016 at 10:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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