Flash Movie Review: The Answer Man

Some people are able to make a quick decision and act upon it. Others like to get a 2nd opinion before they decide what to do. Then there are some individuals who want to hear your advice but they do not act upon it. Though I mostly am a quick decider, I do from time to time like to hear someone else’s opinion. The requirement is me believing them to be a reliable source. If someone has no experience in preparing a meal, I would not ask them how to cook a particular entree. With me teaching in the health field, I have been asked all sorts of questions; the majority tends to be beyond my limited knowledge. When someone asks me a medical question, I tell them I am not a doctor. I can however share my experiences if I had a similar experience. An example would be someone telling me their legs are sore after jogging. If they answer 2 years when I ask how long have they been running in their shoes, I tell them with active use any aerobic type of shoe will on the average only be good for 6 months before they lose their support. Any deeper health questions about knee joints or arthritis I can only direct them to a professional, though I actually would like to dole out advice. Well, to be perfectly honest with you I do not mind telling people what to do.    BEST-SELLING author Arlen Faber, played by Jeff Daniels (Looper, The Squid and the Whale) of the book, Me and God” disliked people asking him for advice. He lived a reclusive life so people would not know he was the famous author. But when he needed health professional Elizabeth, played by Lauren Graham (Evan Almighty, Parenthood-TV) and bookstore owner Kris Lucas, played by Lou Taylor Pucci (Beginners, The Story of Luke) he had no choice; how could he tell them he did not have the answers to their problems? This film festival nominee had a wonderful cast that blended well together, each solid in their acting including Kat Dennings (Thor, 2 Broke Girls-TV) as Dahlia. I found the story for this romantic comedy enjoyable. It was a clear idea and made sense to me. However, the actual script could have used some help because it was quite predictable. In addition, there were some parts that were just silly and did not need to be included in the tale. Due to the cast and being on DVD this movie kept my interest. Not that they asked me but if the movie studio had I would have told them what they needed to do to make this a better film.

 

2 1/4 stars — DVD

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on March 19, 2015, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh good, a DVD movie we can rent! Looks funny, thanks!

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