Three new movies this weekend, one terrible looking romantic comedy and a couple of heavy hitting dramas.
No Strings Attached
Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Cary Elwes
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Plot: A pair of long time friends decide to become “friends with benefits” and try to keep it strictly sexual and not get dragged into a full blown relationship.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 46%
Critic Consensus: N/A
The Company Men
Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Kevin Cosnter
Directed by: John Wells
Plot: A trio of men lose their cushy corporate jobs due to the recesssion and must re-evaluate their lives.
RT Freshness: 72%
Critic Consensus: “It might be hard for most viewers to identify with The Company Men’s well-heeled protagonists, but writer/director John Wells uses their plight to make universally resonant points — and gets the most out of his excellent cast.”
The Way Back
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan
Directed by: Peter Weir
Plot: Four prisoners escape from a Soviet gulag and must make their way across thousands of miles of dangerous terrain.
RT Freshness: 78%
Critic Consensus: “It isn’t as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.”