TFF 2013 | Review: A Case of You

Posted by Valentina Valentini on April 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

TFF 2013 | Review: A Case of You

Why is it that talented actors choose bad movies? It can’t be the money – we’re talking about a no-name director, low budget, rom-com. It can’t be the exposure – if they’re good actors they don’t need the exposure. So what it is?

I can understand Sam Rockwell, Vince Vaughn and Peter Dinklage’s motivation for taking bit roles in the yawn-worthy A Case of You, because at least in their collective seven minutes on screen their characters offer depth and even some comic relief. But for Evan Rachel Wood and Justin Long (the former which is probably more talented than the latter), why would they sign on to a film that spends most of its time lingering in a series of awkward encounters and on corny, poorly done montages that include Facebook stalking (‘Facestalking’ – I’m pretty sure I coined that), botched cooking lessons and Long getting beat up in a Judo class.

Essentially, A Case of You is about Long’s character – who writes bad novels for even worse already released films like the fictional Teen Vampire – writing a corny novel about Long’s character’s corny movie. Doesn’t make sense? Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.



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