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Sean Means Reviews Movies for August 31st, 2017

Artsies:

I Do… Until I Don’t – 2 1/2 Stars

An ensemble comedy following three couples stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew. From the acclaimed director of In A World comes I Do…Until I Don’t featuring an all-star cast of Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Wyatt Cenac, and Dolly Wells.

Director: Lake Bell

Starring: Lake Bell, Ed Helms

 

Lost in Paris – 3 1/2 Stars

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.

Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon (II)

Starring: Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva

 

Fartsies:

Hazlo Como Hombre – Not Screened

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.
Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon (II)
Starring: Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th anniversary re-release) – 4 stars

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

 

Patti Cake$ – 4 Stars

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.

Director: Geremy Jasper

Starring: Danielle MacDonald


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