results 2015 new release comedy film review amazon instant watch (by Melissa_Antoinette_Garza)
By Melissa Antoinette Garza I only recently heard of this film, but the reviews have been extremely positive. Though still in cinemas, it is currently available for rent off Amazon streaming. Results follows gym owner Trevor Guy Pearce and the complicated relationship he has with employee Kat Cobie Smulders . When Danny Kevin Corrigan recently acquires a hefty inheritance from his estranged mother shortly after a divorce, he decides to use a portion of it to get personal lessons from Trevor's gym with the hopes of successfully being able to withstand a punch. Despite Trevor being <more>
wary, Kat insists she takes the job as she wants more clients. Danny has an instant attraction to her and she's not completely uncharmed by him. After stopping by his house to get high, they have a romantic encounter which most certainly means more to Danny than to Kat. When she comes over for her next session, Danny has a jazz band and a romantic dinner waiting. She becomes furious and storms out. She runs to Trevor who is jealous as he and Kat were former lovers. Though it's obvious Kat wanted more, Trevor whose philosophy is based on visualizing goals and attaining them, didn't see her as a long-term part of his life. Despite his own feelings and affection for her, he insists on keeping their relationship professional. Trevor calls Danny to threaten him, and when Danny is unimpressed with the tactic, Trevor shows up at his house. The two end up getting along and Trevor even starts training Danny to become stronger. They become such good friends that Danny purchases 50% of the business to help Trevor's goal of expanding become a reality. A falling out of sorts occurs when Danny discovers Trevor's feelings for Kat. This is done extremely well as it's not for the usual rivalry reasons seen within most films depicting two people who share an affection for the same person. The focus isn't on a love triangle, but instead the existence of three decent yet flawed individuals and the way in which each person impacts the other. The strengths and weaknesses of the trio compliment one another and help each find success in all avenues of their lives. From start to finish I enjoyed this movie immensely. It will certainly be one I purchase once available. The characters are believable in The acting both from the main players and the supporting cast is fantastic. Giovanni Ribisi portrays a corporate lawyer Danny befriends in a bar trying to score weed. I've always loved Ribisi's work and have followed his career for years. Whereas friends of the main characters can sometimes be easily forgotten, Ribisi really brings out the eccentricity in his portrayal to ensure, it won't be soon forgotten. Another side character who brought so much to the table was Danny's ex-wife Christine Elizabeth Berridge . At one point Danny thinks about going back to his ex, despite objections from Trevor. Rather than making Christine a caricature of the evil ex, Berridge portrayed her as a genuine and sympathetic woman who cares enough to be there for Danny when he's trying to reassess his life. Berridge is Kevin Corrigan's real-life wife. She also played beside him on Grounded for Life as his girlfriend Amy which of all Eddie's girlfriends was my favorite and the one who stands out the most. Amy was a hilariously demented character, and Berridge flawlessly walked the line keeping her sympathetic and crazy without making her a villain. I really hope to see Berridge in some new projects soon as she always adds so much to any production. Both Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders were fantastic in their roles. They shared great chemistry and portrayed each character with a level of realism and intelligence. Smulders was tough as nails as Kat without going overboard into Tomb Raider style badass-ery. She calls out a woman for not paying her bill on time and eating a cupcake with such a nonchalant aura of confidence that was both hilarious and cutthroat. Last but never least, Kevin Corrigan stole every scene he was in. Danny could have been easily portrayed as a joyless person. He's a little insecure, depressed, bored, lost contact with his mother for years before her death, tries too hard and fails with women the list goes on and on. Corrigan breathes life into Danny with his expressions, mannerisms, and humor which makes for some of the funniest scenes in recent cinematic history. Corrigan is one of those few actors who when walking in a room immediately takes over the scene. In everything he's in, opposite anyone, he just has that capability. The attention is drawn to him like eyes to Fireworks on the 4th of July. It's like Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men 1957 or Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun 1961 . Even when on screen with the best in the business, everyone is watching them because they have a level of talent which is unsurpassed. I really can't recommend Results enough. It was unique, hilarious and surprisingly very original in the portrayal of each character. Seek out a local theater showing the film or order it from your home on Amazon
I had high hopes for this film after seeing it on A.O. Scott's "Best of 2015" list. I was not disappointed. "Results" is laugh-out-loud funny and enthralling from beginning to end. There are a few qualities of the film that I particular care for. Its characters, and the relationships between them, are rich in texture and charm, thanks largely to three stellar performances by Smulders, Pearce, and Corrigan. Their chemistry is electrifying and the dialogue feels incredibly organic. Even though tension builds throughout the film, the tone remains light. Bujalski never <more>
forces a thesis down the viewer's throat, but continuously provokes reflection on questions that are clearly on his mind e.g. how exactly do preoccupations with our physical selves relate to happiness? The humor is understated, but never deadpan or droll. Corrigan, as one might predict, is responsible for most of the laughs, but he leverages body language and facial expression unlike he's done so before.I would file "Results" next to some of Joe Swanberg's films e.g. Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas . Without a doubt, it is among the best movies of 2015.
Really enjoyed this movie. All the actors are brilliant and the script is so original and funny in parts and the themes quite deep. I'm Scottish and this is definitely our type of humour.If Guy Pearce is in a film it's nearly always good. He must be able to read a script and just know.But it is definitely a romantic comedy DRAMA. If people are expecting a traditional romantic comedy they will be sorely disappointed and this possibly explains the low IMDb rating because this is undoubtedly a good film.Would recommend.
A fresh and funny character portrait (by Cineman17)
Premiering in this year's Sundance Film Festival's US Dramatic Competition, Andrew Bujalski's new dramedy Results is equal parts heartfelt, witty, and genuinely hilarious. Featuring standout performances from Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan, the film tells the story of the Power 4 Life gym, owned and managed by Trevor Guy Pearce . He dreams of opening up a new location and branching out his business a bit to rival his competitors. Who knows, maybe a future location downtown might even have an on-site juice bar or a new yoga room? Trevor's business plans get <more>
mixed up with that of Kat Cobie Smulders his coworker who has taken on a new ultra-wealthy client Danny Kevin Corrigan who is set on getting back in shape at any cost. The results no pun intended of these eccentric characters' lives being mixed together creates some highly entertaining scenarios, like when Danny develops a crush on Kat and tries to bribe her with marijuana, or when Kat and Trevor have spontaneous late night drinks with rival gym owner Gregory Anthony Michael Hall .Bujalski's work is infamous for being a mash up of vinaigrettes that encompass an overall story, and Results has received its fair share of criticism for not having an even tone. I panned Bujalski's previous film, Computer Chess for that every reason upon my first viewing. After some thought however, and a much-needed second viewing, I realized Bujalski's dedication to small details and his ability to avoid clichés and tropes makes him one of the most exciting indie directors out there. The writing in Results is near-perfect; you get a sense that these aren't just movie characters, but living and breathing people with their own set of complicated romantic desires and needs, and Bujalski captures them like a fly on the wall at their very best and worst moments.Besides being Bujalski's most commercial and most accessible film, Results might also be his funniest. It's a fantastic and witty film - the kind of thing you would expect Wes Anderson or Woody Allen to come up with - one with such fresh energy and endearing characters hard not to like. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for those looking for some lighthearted-but- complex storytelling should look no further.
Wesley Morris man, I miss reading his reviews on Grantland every week called this movie "sneak attack romance." It is also sneak attack comedy and character development. But the story never feels forced. Maybe that's the nuanced performances or maybe it's the little moments that make the whole thing feel genuine. I did not know these movies were still getting made, honestly. I'm glad they are. They make you laugh without punchlines, and that should not be so rare.
Quirky little gem (by steph_steph86)
Watched this with my boyfriend and I actually enjoyed it a lot. The beginning of the movie seemed a little strange and at some points you do wonder what direction this movie is taking, not to mention the fact that Danny is a bit weird and you wonder if it's going to be a movie with a creep. Soon you realise it's more a guy who is just lost, trying to find a connection with someone and finding love. Yes he's a little antisocial and doesn't quite understand common social cues but hey life is not always easy right. But Colbie was really good in this role. I've always enjoyed <more>
her acting and she looks great in this movie. I think Colbie and Pearce did a good job and had pretty good chemistry. Pearce played the part of a 'tough guy' quite well My favourite part was how towards the end of the movie you actually end up believing in love again. It's a pretty quirky movie though and the boyfriend admitted that at some points he lost the plot sometimes but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The soundtrack is pretty good as well.