Release (U.S.) September 2015
Watched (via Netflix streaming) April 2016
Rating: 3.5-4 stars
After a sunset walk along Angel Falls Trail with Terry, Lexy and Porthos, we whipped up some baked hot wings and sat down to find a movie to watch. First stop Starz On Demand. We looked at every movie offered and discounting the ones we had already seen, found not a single movie worth watching. I asked Terry, “We’re paying how much per month for Starz?” Yeah, they got cancelled this morning, despite Dish trying to entice me with a $5/month for 6 months ‘deal.’ I switched to HBO for a special price this morning to see if we’ll get any better movies with the oldest and biggest premium channel in the business.
Next we both checked our Netflix streaming queues. I also checked movies I’d bought on sale at Google Play and suggested we re-watch the re-make of True Grit. We held that in reserve until we could find something we hadn’t seen. Terry found some strange high school comedy/drama from the mid-80s called Lucas that we attempted to watch for 15 minutes but gave up. I lived through the 80s once. Once was enough. I also checked Hoopla (streaming video from local libraries) and my PBS app but came up with nothing promising. I went back to Netflix and reviewed the drama recommendations. I don’t normally do dramas because they can be a downer and I really didn’t want to start my weekend off on a sad note. But the reviews on Netflix for Before We Go were higher than the normal so I decided to take a chance once we ditched Lucas.
I’m glad I did NOT read any of the ‘critics’ reviews of this film as I quite enjoyed it. Charming and sweet and not bad for the directorial debut of Chris Evans. A very different view of New York from the eyes of two strangers not on a train. I liked it because it was different and hopeful.