Thursday, August 22, 2013

MINI-REVIEW: Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch


August 9, 2013

David Gordon Green

Magnolia Pictures

1 hour 33 minutes



The idea of road construction for a movie doesn't sound very interesting from the get-go, yet writer/director David Gordon Green makes "Prince Avalanche" work with two interesting characters in this setting.  These two characters are played by Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, and their connection in the film is that Rudd is dating Hirsch's sister, who is never seen once throughout the film and adds to the mystery between their relationship.  Gordon Green is probably best known for directing the 2008 stoner comedy "Pineapple Express," and while both films are pretty different from one another, they are equal as movies in terms of ranking out of four stars.  The thing that makes this film pop is the chemistry between Rudd and Hirsch, who bicker like a married couple, yet in some scenes get along like two brothers.  Gordon Green's script and direction are fine, but the humor is fairly dry and sometimes doesn't hit very well.  Overall, "Prince Avalanche" is a good movie with two great leads and a funny enough script that makes it an enjoyable hour and a half.

1 comment:

  1. Funny, sad and sometimes strange, Prince Avalanche is an imperfect oddity that deserves an audience.


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