20 January 2015 | rprince-832-6294
Good, but a limited amount of good.
-Match (2015) movie review: -Match is a limited release film that focuses entirely on an older dance instructor, played by Sir Patrick Stewart, who agrees to be interview by a younger couple, only to abruptly discover that they may have a very different agenda. (Nothing sinister, it's a drama, not a thriller) -Match is an example of an alright film that would be better, but really can't be because of its limitations.
-The story I thought was pretty good and deviant of cliché.
-The pace was probably too quick. With the story, it felt like a longer TV episode.
-The acting was good. Patrick Stewart did a good job, but other than learning how to dance, nothing outside of his skill set. Carla Gugino did well, but nothing beyond her usual roles. I was most impressed by Matthew Lillard, (live action Shaggy) who was really compelling and impressive.
-The characters were deep and there was a lot to either like or dislike. However there is no character that you really feel good liking.
-The music is forgettable. However playing one song twice worked in this.
-The thing I either really liked or really did not like was that the entire film takes place in like a day, and it is right to the point. It is 90 minutes of the main story.
-Match is rated-R for some language, although not heavy, and an R amount of sexual dialogue. By R standards it is not that bad though.
-Match is well acted, compelling, and has a well written story, but lacks in being anything more because of its runtime and lack of anything but the story. I will say I enjoyed it, but it is only worth watching on Netflix/Redbox. 7/10.
-Did you see Match? What did you think? Leave a comment or a like if this review helped and make sure to stay tuned for my review of The Wedding Ringer soon!