So there is a movie out called Get Big. And I watched it.
I've never heard of it before now. I don't think anybody has, since me and my friend were the only people in the theater on opening night. All I had seen was a poster and thought “Eh why not, could surprise me”. Last time I went to a movie I knew nothing about it actually was pretty good. It's called Grandma and stars Lily Tomlin. Cute little film, I recommend it. 7 outta 10 Stulls. Wait what was I doing?
Oh yeah Get Big. So I went to this movie, had a couple drinks before hand, with a friend, and I enjoyed the time in the theater, but not the movie. The only reason we didn't leave was because it was way more fun to just lampoon it then actually watch it, and we didn't actually do much watching. I honestly don't remember some parts because I just didn't care enough to let it stay in my brain.
The story is about a college student who, along with his best friend, go around town looking for weed so they can be high at their estranged friend from high school’s wedding. It is directed by, written by and stars Dylan Anthony Moran, who's probably straight outta film school. Good job kid. Let's have a round of applause!
The only thing about this movie that is well done is its cinematography. Top notch, could see everything just fine. But everything else is garbage. I don't wanna say Transformers or Suicide Squad levels of garbage, but close. It seemed like the script was never looked over once after it was written, because there are times when characters talk about things that were never established before that moment. Imagine you're hanging out with a friend, and then he mentions the cancer he's been battling for months, and you smile and nod without even realizing that you've never heard about this until right now. That's this movie.
I guess also the actors are alright, none of them are necessarily bad, with a couple exceptions. They just didn't care to or couldn't elevate the terrible script to make it a little more bearable. They all seemed believable. Yeah…
Man that script is so poorly written. It's made out to be a Superbad-esque comedy, but without enough experience in the types of situations that they try to get laughs out of. They have drug bits, cop bits, sex bits, and none of them feel authentic, just super cliched. It's like all you knew about comedy was from friends telling you about stupid shit they did, and then you wrote it down a couple weeks later thinking “I'm pretty sure I remember all of that correctly”. But you don't. You never will.
Like I said earlier, I only found enjoyment through bashing it with my friend. Their isn't actually anything hilariously bad about it by itself to warrant watching. Unless, and this is a good bet, no one else in the room and you and your friends wanna half watch a movie and half act like it's your living room. In which case have fun! But for me, the movie itself is a 4 outta 10. Dropping them Stulls! I'm writing this review tipsy by the way.