Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Real Time

Jay Baruchel and Randy Quaid star in this supposed comedy and that was enough to draw me into to a pointless and uninteresting story of a compulsive gambler and the leg breaker sent to kill him. The concept didn't really move me when I first saw it, but the cast swayed my decision to watch this one.

The problem with this movie is that it's supposed to be a journey to the underworld metaphor leading to a rebirth for Baruchel's character Andy, but the depth needed for that sort of character change just isn't developed enough in the hour and fifteen minutes that Quaid's character Reuben has given him. The end of the movie goes black at the cusp of a decision for Andy allowing the viewer to imagine how the rest of his life will turn out and I don't think that Baruchel does a decent enough job to portray the character at the cusp of either redemption or damnation that a movie of this type requires. All in all, a waste of time to be avoided.

Rating: D+

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