Rocket Science [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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The film is quirky and interesting but it's greatest asset is that it doesn't conform to Hollywood movies.
Though funny the film is very realistic, perhaps from a pessimistic perspective, but realistic none the less.
The characters are all very believeable and the plot isn't the traditional hollywood one where things always magically go right for the main character just in the nick of time. The film has been reviewed as a bit depressing but I would say its realistic.
A great example of a bitter-sweet film, fans of Wes Anderson will love it.
The film feels like it was written and directed by someone who had total control and was not forced to make changes in order to please the average audience and give them what they expect. It's rare ability to not conform to the standards of hollywood is what makes it so emotionally engaging as it never once feels false.
I know I am repeating myself but it makes films like Juno and Little Miss Sunshine (both amazing indie films) feel mainstream.
The actors are all great and Anna Kendrick who went on to be great in Up In The Air shows that she had the gift from a young age.
Different, real and heart warming. Although perhaps depressing in places it makes all the little happy moments pull at your heart strings even more.
I really cannot praise this film enough, watch it.
Now onto critique. There isn't really anything bad I could say about the film its all very well done, it manages to be funny & touching without being soppy.
Hal's love for Jenny is refrshingly innocent & genuine, its hard not to care about what happens to him.
One of the funniest characters in the film has to be Hal's much younger pervy little friend Lewis, who in one particular scene puts on a bra.
What's really nice about the film is the way Hal is portrayed, he feels isolated & misundertood & undervalued & the whole time watching the film I really wanted everything to turn out well for him.
From the director of Spellbound comes this poignant indie, that I would recommend to anyone who liked Thumbsucker & has a passion for odd ball comedies.
Think of it as a 'beach novel' of the movie world. It's pleasant, but it stands to be easily forgotten if not careful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a very good film well acted with some touching moments in it if you like school films this one is for youPublished on 18 Jun. 2013 by Julie Dalton
never used it, it has just sat in the cupboard maybe one day we shall use it - my fault for buying it thinking it was something elsePublished on 13 Feb. 2013 by mandy middleton
I found it vey light and bright in production and very nice range of moods, not very put away till tomorrow.ann harrisPublished on 26 Jan. 2013 by sirrah
Really depressing, and not at all funny. Every time there was a chance or hope of something life affirming, it went wrong or fell flat. Read morePublished on 13 Aug. 2011 by Peter Richmond
I'm quite a fan of most films that have followed the wake of the "indie" offbeat comedy boom that has helped define the decentralisation of cinema throughout the late 90's and... Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2010 by Fergus Pearson