ugh. Tedious. I confess, I went to a preview showing and could tolerate no more than about 30 minutes.
The premise is suitably preposterous. But the characters? The writing? There’s NO DRAMA.
Maybe it’s the story, but the main character is a-charismatic. Now he does identify this as a reason he is not an instant star, but it got no better in what I could bear.
I wanted to find out what happened at the end. I feared ‘it was all a dream’ but I could not tolerate more undramatic drivel after Ed Sheeran turns up and there’s an unamusing T-shirt moment and ‘oh, come in’. Dire.
Maybe go and see it and find it amazing. I wanted to enjoy it despite ‘feel good movie of the summer’. The same director’s Slumdog Millionaire was ‘feel good movie of the year’ but I found it different: gratuitous and disturbing. This is different again, boring.