I see Jesse Eisenberg's playing the know-it-all little shit yet again.
Looks amazingly bad.
I'm sick of eisenberg playing the same character over and over.
This film features DL favorite Elias Koteas in a minor role. Hopefully he will exhibit his meaty bulge to distract from Eisenberg's smug face for a while.
If I were Eisenberg, I would avoid roles like that like the plague. He's going to get incredibly typecast otherwise. Kevin Spacey got cast in very similar roles and then even he had trouble breaking out of that straitjacket for movies--he's had to move to TV and theater roles to get other kinds of parts.
[quote]I'm sick of eisenberg playing the same character over and over.
Actually, its a very good move. I built my whole career and won three Oscars playing the same role over and over again.
Playing the lovable crazy fuck-up over and over again is indeed a good career move, Mr. Nicholson: Robert Downey is now doing it and he's making a billion dollars.
However, playing the prissy smirking asshole over and over again is not quite the same thing. Audiences are not going to love Eisenberg forever the way they love you and Downey.
Jesse has a very limited palette: fey and scrawny. He was good for a while, but then he grew up and can't make any impact as an adult.
Finally caught the movie on cable tonight.
It was actually pretty fun. A decent enough way to pass the time. Didn't LOVE it, and sorta glad I didn't pay to see it in theaters, but it was perfectly serviceable, if a bit ridiculous, and definitely had its moment.
World-wide gross was a hefty $351,723,989 ... only a third of that in the USA. Wow.
That, on an estimated production budget of $75million.
I think he's attractive, but too bad he's stuck up on himself.