Year One (2009)
Have a hard time even giving this half a star. Did not laugh at all. The story was all over the place & could not latch on… Special Features somewhat made up for the film being bad.
The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)
Nice chill soulful piece. Had this film been marketed better, it could have been a bigger deal, especially with the presence of the “Twilight” queen herself, Kristen Stewart. William Hurt pulls off a heart wrenching performance involved in the unlikeliest of love stories.
Yes Man (2008)
Far from Jim Carey’s days of Liar Liar. This is one of his greatest films, hitting the mark from the first moments of the film. Lost me a little bit in the end where Zooey & Jim fight, but regardless, I could watch this film multiple times and laugh hysterically. Positive message overall which made me leave the theater wanting to live life.
You Don’t Know Jack (2010)
Great biopic with an absolutely amazing cast. Al Pacino, John Goodman, and Danny Huston deliver high caliber performances. Have to say, however, Danny Huston steals the show. I learned a lot about the Kevorkian scandal and was entertained. You forget that Pacino actually isn’t Kevorkian.
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Young Ones (2014)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, & Paul Bettany? How could this possibly be a bad film? Such a great film, I am so glad I saw this film. The setting and set design are stunning and Emily Blunt shines through with such a great performance. I am positive she fell in love with this role because she brings something I have never seen her bring to a part before. Definitely going to watch this again.
Your Highness (2011)
Your Highness lacks the quality and comedic sensibility of Pineapple Express. A stellar cast and interesting story, but I have grown accustomed to a certain level of craftsmanship from David Gordon Green and this was sub-par against those standards. Though I caught the throwbacks to older films like “Clash of the Titans” and “Conan the Barbarian”, the entire film came off as children aimlessly playing knights-in-armor, with vulgarity and sexual innuendos (or blatancy) galore. Danny McBride lacks his normal comedic bravado made famous by his Eastbound & Down character, Kenny Powers, which is odd given the R rating and mature nature of the film. If you are going to make a raunchy, medieval film, then pull out all the stops. Kudos to casting Franco, Portman, and Deschanel as this is quite a leap from their normal, more serious ventures.
Your Sister’s Sister (2012)
Even though it technically falls into romantic comedy territory, “Your Sister’s Sister” negates the recycled conventions and delivers a fresh and natural feel to the love triangle scenario. Helped mostly by its down-to-earth writing and impressive performances from Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie Dewitt, the independent feel to this film allows it to sink in more effectively without the Hollywood glitz needed to sell tickets.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Woody Allen’s new film just wasn’t for me. Nothing against the film or its director, it just didn’t have anything to draw me in. I thought the ensemble cast would make it easier to watch, but it doesn’t. Pretty much gets the two stars for being a Woody Allen joint.