Wild Canaries Film Details
Overview: A Brooklyn couple suspects foul play when their rent controlled neighbor suddenly drops dead.
Review: I never write reviews but ‘Wild Canaries,’ I feel, truly deserves a public service announcement. Please go see this movie. It is a perfect, if unintentional, blast of zeitgeist that will educate you on how the new America rewards its self-satisfied elite for the barest of efforts. You will swoon at the sad realization that this demonstration of talentless privilege unwittingly provides. In short, this movie managed to make its lack of heart (and art) so outrageously offensive that I can only pray that it will quickly disappear from my consciousness.. From the moment Levine’s idiotic presence graced my screen I knew I was in for it. My theory is that his brand of self- satisfied mug can only derive from a total lack of self-awareness coupled with a life of being rewarded for mediocrity, and I think this movie and some of the reviews on this site bear me out. Sophia Takal, who I really liked in the truly inspiring movie ‘Supporting Characters,’ joins him here with a screechy, sophomoric characterization that should, if there is any justice in this world, put an end to her acting career. The writing, if I can call it that, managed to sap any and all energy and tension out of every single pivotal scene in the movie. Here’s a clue: even if you’re writing a ‘screwball comedy,’ the audience expects the characters to act in a somewhat believable manner. Situations, as opposed to screeching while jumping up and down and doing stiff ‘funny walks,’ are what drama, comedy, and tension should derive from. The 40’s screwball comedy/mysteries they are trying to emulate were dripping with elegance, real mystery, tension, and charm. This movie has none of these things- and less. The only mystery here is how this mess got funded, and, sadly, even that isn’t much of a mystery; to answer my own rumination, there really is no justice in this world– These are exactly the kind of entitled hipster idiots who somehow manage to convince gullible dental surgeons and rich families to open up their wallets and drop their pants so they can take a shot of uninspired arriviste ‘art’ up the wazoo. But, not to worry for their future: I’m sure that what these hacks lack in talent will undoubtedly be assuaged by the oblivious and comfortable lives they will lead living off of their parents’ real-estate investments while basking in the adoration of like-minded dimwits. I truly wish these people the best in the hope that, for all our sakes, they stay far away from anything that resembles a movie set in the future. And thank heavens there’s a real world outside of Red Hook and Bushwick that knows crap when it sees it. And if it sounds like I’m making a personal attack on the makers of this movie, it’s because I am; I don’t like being taken for an idiot.
Duration: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Also known as: Wild Canaries,Divlji kanarinci,Dzikie kanarki,Tajemnicza smierc Sylvii Russo