Summary: Is this a comedy or a family drama? No idea and nor has the film. That's the problem. It's sort of like an even worse version of STEP BROTHERS (with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly) that really is just "meh." Neither witty nor intelligent, it's not insightful nor engaging. It's just ok. Watchable but dull. Great cast. So what? OCEANS 12 had a great cast and that stank worse than my granny's toilet after curry night at the retirement home.
Conclusion: This first foray into mainstream comedy by the Duplass brothers is a really refreshing take on a very simple tale. Guy meets girl, falls in love, has to contend with her son. In this case, the son is fully grown, still living at home, largely sociopathic and has some serious possessive issues. The comedy here is very low-key but no less effective, and totally sold to us by a set of very truthful performances from all concerned.
Conclusion: It's a pretty good comedy, about a man who meets the woman of his life - and then he meets her son, who hates him and tries to make them break up. Jonah Hill is himself like always.. :P I never really liked John C. Reilly much, but in this movie he does a surprisingly good job.
Summary: Oder: Nesthocker-Alarm! The King of Pop John (John C. Reilly) hat das Gefühl, das Leben würde an ihm vorbeiziehen: Er ist geschieden, lebt alleine in einer kleinen Wohnung und arbeitet nebenbei als Cutter. Nur mit Mühe kann ihn seine Ex-Frau Jamie (Catherine Keener) überzeugen, mit an eine Party zu kommen. Doch dort trifft er auf Molly (Marisa Tomei). Nicht genug, dass sie sexy, bodenständig und humorvoll ist, sie zeigt auch reges Interesse an John.