Directed by Christine Jeffs
Written by Megan Holley
Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, and Steve Zahn
We watched this on Instant Netflix, my first experience. The Magistra has used it before, but I had not yet. I was pretty impressed, the picture quality is good, there is no loading time, and it is really easy to use. Pretty much the best invention ever.
This is a pretty standard indie movie, spunky white people with a hard-knock life. I liked it for all that, it was darkly humorous, and a little sweet. I could predict just about everything that happened, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The movie was just true enough to life to be funny instead of sad. I really liked the expensive revelation Amy Adam's character had when she realized that you can't just throw away biohazards in the trash.
I also enjoyed the plot point at the expense of public schools, even though the people who watch indie movies are probably part of the problem with public schools rather than the solution. I liked that it had a happy ending. It seems like a lot of indie movies just can't abide a happy ending. It was not a trite, syrupy ending, but a satisfying one. What I really want to know, is what do all those rich idle women's husbands do in Albuquerque?