5. "I thought it was really bad." In response to Reply # 2
Mostly because the script is super one-note, there's no pace, and the main male character is an unrepentant asshole, and I don't enjoy watching assholes rant badly and abusively on ten minute monologues at a time.
7. "I really didn't want to like this movie. " In response to Reply # 0
A couple arguing for 2 hours at one location written by a white guy? Didn't sound like my cup of tea. In fact, I watched it because I wanted to be able to properly bash it (I hate criticisms that start with "I didn't watch the movie but...")
But I got to say I was sucked in. I wanted to see who was right and who was wrong. I wanted to see if they stayed together. I kept wondering if they should stay together.
I was reminded of being in relationships like that and thank god I wasn't in them anymore.
I appreciated seeing an Angry Black Man that was forced to water down his rage AND he not be a criminal, or villain or necessarily punished for his rage.
It's not for everybody and I wish the Vulture reviewer just said that rather then trying to put in objective terms her inability to connect with the material. But I guess critics can't just say, "it wasn't for me".
But it was an achievement that they could have me so enthralled in a one location, two actor 90 minute flick.
********** "Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson