Instant Family (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Instant Family (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Instant Family probably shouldn’t work.  It’s predicable (you know exactly where it’s going from the start), sporadically funny and relies heavily on you liking Marky Mark’s jittery charm. Yet despite all this the film ends up being an enjoyable, time passing romp.  That’s more than partly due to the cast who deliver admirably  (yup even Marky Mark), with particular notes going to Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer & Margo Martindale’s who all deliver stand out performances.  Look it’s not breaking any new ground but it passed the time and made me chuckle more than a few times.

Best Bit: Christmas

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Daddy’s Home, Neighbors, Second Act

 


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Daddy’s Home 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Daddy’s Home 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
There is a really easy way to watch all the ‘funny’ bits from Daddy’s Home 2.  Watch the trailer. Watching the trailer also means you don’t have to watch the film.  It’s a win win.  In truth it’s not that Daddy’s Home 2 is a bad film, it’s just not that funny. And whilst I’m all for a Mel Gibson come back, his persona here is just a little too close to him real life.  The rets of teh cast do what they can with the limited material but when John Cena arrives it quickly hits a wall. So overall – there are FAR better films to watch that Daddy’s Home 2. Like Daddy’s Home for a start.

Best Bit: Mel Gibson is good.  If a bit close to home

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Daddy’s Home, Knocked Up, Bad Moms 

A Bad Moms Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

A Bad Moms Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I liked the original Bad Moms a lot.  It was funny, charming and silly. Despite the sequel not receiving the same amount of general critical or commercial acclaim, i found it to be almost equally as funny with the cast delivering as expected with the film flying past the 6, 10 and more Kermodian laugh test.  Yes it’s retreading the same ground as before but it more than passed the evening.  And let’s face it we’ve all been there once or twice…

Best Bit: Footlocker Tree

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Bad Moms, Daddy’s Home, Bridesmaids

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Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Daddy’s Home – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Daddy’s Home – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay this shouldn’t work.  A cheap feeling lowest common denominator comedy starring I still don’t get him Will Ferrell and really, in a comedy? Mark Wahlberg.  Yet oddly (and purely down to the chemistry between the leads) this, mostly does work. Okay it’s far from the sparkling wit of a Woody Allen film but this film has charms and laugh a plenty and there are far worse ways to spend an hour and a half.  Enjoyed it a lot.

Best Bit: The Bike

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Neighbours, Get Hard, Lets Be Cops

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Author: Phil Hobden