Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two Days Movie Review

2 Days stars Paul Rudd as Paul Miller, a 30 year old who has decided to kill himself in two days and film everything from now on. He lives in Los Angeles and is a failed Hollywood actor that has hired a film crew to capture his final role.

Stew (Adam Scott) and Charlie (Karl Wiedergott) are directing it and Stew envisions it ending nicely with Paul realizing life is worth living but is faced with the dilemma of what to do if Paul ends his life. Would they sit back and document it as they should or intervene. In his Cub Scout hat, Mark is the camera man charged with documenting everything over the next couple days. Bill and Jennifer (Stew's girlfriend) round out the crew as the sound man and makeup artist. In addition Cameron and Mike are students as USC and are doing a documentary on the documentary.

One camera is set up for him to just talk. He tells his story of trying to make it as an actor over the past 10 years and how he truly feels this is how he wants to end it. Not only do they follow Paul around, they also do interviews with past girlfriends, co-workers, and other acquaintances of his. Everyone tries to talk him into not killing himself.

It is mostly filmed with a handheld camera is framed like a bad old home movie. They use a true camera, along with the documentary one, and the documentary of a documentary footage to tell the story. Cheesy music, bad acting, uninteresting characters, and a slow storyline make this movie very boring, and the horrible cinematography doesn't help. I was ready to turn it off in the first 15 minutes but kept it going to see if it got any better - no such luck.

4 out of 10 - Skip this one