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Not hilarious, but not that bad either
on 2 June 2014
Read the previous reviews which were either "Wow" or "rubbish" with little in-between. Well, this review IS in-between! Some very funny moments and several one liners are good. Other scenes are loud, unecessarily and simply, vulgar. The acting from Bullock is as expected, very good. She handles comedy very well. Her partners performance is way too over the top to be continually funny, or credible - if only slightly - and frankly, it wears the viewer down a little. Nonetheless, overall this is a film throughout which you will smirk continually. Rather similar to Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, not hilarious, but quietly funny and amusing. The storyline is very familiar to UK viewers as basic, standard Hollywood fare, the action is equally predicatable, but at lest Bullock's class holds it all together. Not a really bad film, perhaps not a really good film either.