Flash Movie Review: Wilson

UNFILTERED, loudmouth, bad, rude and outrageous are some of the words that have described a person who speaks their mind. Personally, I have been associated with a couple of these descriptions. Honestly I cannot remember when I started speaking my mind; I want to say it started after high school. Seeing people being “two faced” where they would be friendly and kind to someone, then behind their back they would say nasty stuff about the person upset me. Obviously it made me wonder what was being said behind my back. The other thing that used to bother me was seeing people afraid to state their feelings. I firmly believe no one has the right to tell another person how they should feel; each one of us should be able to talk freely about our feelings without any feedback unless we asked for it. What will turn me off quicker than a light switch is when someone tells me how I “should” feel. Really?? If I sit here and think about it I want to say this “how I should feel” phrase may have contributed to me expressing my thoughts and feelings without holding anything back.     NOW with everything I just said there is one other element I want to introduce into this conversation and that is sensitivity. Looking back I now realize my honesty at times may have been too intense for some people. Though I was being truthful, the individual may have not been ready to hear what I was telling them. Just because you tell someone they are in a co-dependent relationship for example does not mean they will accept the news if they are not ready. It took me a long time to soften what I was saying so the words would not be heard so harshly. I attribute this to maturity. If someone asks me what I think about a situation I will tell them, but be sensitive to their feelings. This is something the main character could have used in this dramatic comedy.     WILSON, played by Woody Harrelson (Now You See Me franchise, No Country for Old Men), said exactly what was on his mind. Maybe that is why he lived alone. Based on the graphic novel this film also starred Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man) as Shelly, Laura Dern (The Founder, Certain Women) as Pippi, Shaun Brown (Female Fight Club, The Great Indoors-TV) as Laptop Man and Isabella Amara (The Boss, Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life) as Claire. The only actors that stood out for me were Woody and Laura; they gave this script a good shot, but I found the story uneven. It did not take long for me to lose interest as the scenes seemed to repeat themselves as Woody’s mouth continued to get reactions from a rotating cast of characters. I think there could have been places of opportunity where the writers could have given the characters more emotions to act out. By the time something of substance took place I did not care anymore. Listening to this annoying character Wilson throughout the film annoyed me after awhile. In the real world I would not allow myself to be around such a person. I have to be brutally honest here; do not waste your money on seeing this movie.


1 ¾ stars




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 30, 2017, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Considerations, not about the movie, but about your statement 🙂
    Yes, you’re fully right, sometimes the true is (very) hard to take… and can make s.o. suffer.
    Actually, “c’est le ton qui fait la musique” (french quote) you should use the appropriate words, but not only, important is the way you start this type of exchange of opinions… I like honest people, whom do not use the “double face” trick…
    And yes, I prefere to be hurt, get the chance to change and learn something new about myself and my attitude 😉
    Since there are only * 1/2 star, I guess isn’t woth it to buy the DVD.
    Have a great week end :-)c

    • Thank you for taking the time to write your comments, I appreciate it. If I were you I would rent the DVD before buying it.

      • In my family we have a lovely DVD collection 😉 we always wait ’till the prices as low as 8.- / 10.- dollars. Sometimes you may get at the used market better deals, rent isn’t so “in vogue” in Switzerland, some prefer the movie Chanel or downloading from the web. I’m old fashioned and, as same with books, I like to reread or see movies few times! :-)c

      • I do the same thing; I wait until prices go down. In the states it is usually around the holidays at the end of the year. Thank you for the comments.

  2. Just Curious about it’s odd release, why did it only go to a few theaters, last I looked almost no one was playing it in Chicago. Did they think it would do poorly? or is it some sort of rolling release?

  3. Oh, I’m so sad that you didn’t like this one! I thought it was really well done and true to the graphic novel. Plus, I truly think Harrelson gives an award worthy performance. He’s so underrated!

    • Because I am not familiar with the graphic novel I am glad to hear you mentioning the movie was true to it. Thank you for the comments and I am glad you enjoyed the film.

  4. I saw the previews, I was undecided. I won’t buy or rent it, I’ll wait until it’s on cable to decide.

  5. Wonderful comedy with phychological touch.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: