Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Hill’
Tags: Danny McBride, David Krumholtz, Emma Watson, Evan Goldberg, James Franco, Jason Segal, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, This is the End
Tags: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx, Jonah Hill, Kerry Washington, Leonardo Dicaprio, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson
Tags: Akiva Schaffer, Ben Stiller, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Neighborhood Watch, Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn
Tags: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Not sure there’s anything cuter than a Hollywood heartthrob that gets the uncontrollable giggles during filming.
I think a biopic of Anderson Cooper starring Pitt should be in the works.
Tags: Ari Graynor, David Gordon Green, Jonah Hill, Max Records, Sam Rockwell, The Sitter
The film stars Hill as Noah, a college student who is baited into babysitting the neighbor’s three children: a stern adolescent with an early liking for other boys, a foul-mouthed princess, and an exchange student with Tony Soprano-like tendencies. Can’t you see it? A bunch of studio wigs in Hollywood plotting together these characters like a Family Guy episode. What starts out in a suburban home winds up in New York’s most dangerous pool halls and fanciest nightclubs. Absurdity and hilarity are supposed to ensue. But it didn’t.
For the makers of The Sitter, there is nothing funnier than a fat guy taking care of three naughty kids with stereotypes stronger than a Carlos Mencia standup routine. None of the characters offer any real soul or personality. But the worst part — they’re not funny. Slater (Max Records) is a grown-up version of Max Records in Where the Wild Things Are, except he’s no longer cute. That’s the problem with child actors. Hit puberty, and adorable evolves into annoying. Blithe (Landry Bender) is like Betty White — someone unexpected that cusses up a storm. It’s too bad Bender doesn’t have decades of comedic experience to nail her comedic timing. And Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) has the potential to take back racial relations several years.
As for Hill, he admittedly does his best to deliver the few laughs he can with the superficially thin script. But without a suitable supporting cast to develop an engaging mode of chemistry, Noah comes off as an unlikable character who baffles the audience with his decisions (see: take kids on a joyride to find cocaine). In previous Apatow comedies, absurd plot lines are forgiven when there’s enough charm and likability with the main duos — Seth & Evan (Superbad), Peter & Sydney (I Love You, Man), Ben & Alison (Knocked Up). There’s no such tandem here, just a one-man show — a sad, forgettable going-away party for the frighteningly obese version of Mr. Hill.