Steve Carrell and Tina Fey play a married couple from New Jersey who head off for a romantic evening in Manhattan. In her review, Cinematical's Jenni Miller sighed: "It's frustrating when the funniest parts of a movie are in the trailer. But in a new twist on an old annoyance, you have to wait until the credits roll to see the really funny stuff." Skip it.
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Death at a Funeral
"The British stiff-upper-lips caricatures that populated the original are out, replaced by a grieving African-American family in Los Angeles," says our own William Goss. Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Danny Glover, and Columbus Short are among the player in "a broad comedy as likely to earn chuckles as it does groans." Skip it.
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The movie is "a dark and funny satire about consumerism," in the estimation of Eric D. Snider. The Joneses are "a picture-perfect family, attractive and slim, with great teeth and apparent affection for one another. Steve (David Duchovny) and Kate (Demi Moore) are the parents; Jenn (Amber Heard) and Mick (Ben Hollingsworth) are their high-school-age children." All is not as it appears, however. "Even with its small defects," our man Snider says, "The Joneses feels fresh and original, smart and tart." Buy it.
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Also out: Letters to God, Triage