On the Rocks – Dramedy
Category – Movie
Content – When Laura has doubts regarding her husband Dean’s fidelity, she turns to the wrong person for advice – Her father Felix. Armed with suspicions and detectives, this father takes the doubts to a whole new level! Felix throws plenty of comedy into this dramatic movie, moving the plot line along nicely. There is actually a hilarious car chase that had me cracking up! In the end, this movie becomes more about a father and daughter’s relationship, rather than if someone is cheating or not. And this dynamic is fun to watch! Job well done for director Sofia Coppola. This scores an 7.5 out of 10.
Acting – This is Bill Murray playing Bill Murray, and throwing in a little something for Felix. I want to say there was not acting involved, this is exactly how I envision Bill Murray being in real life. With that being said, the acting was spot on! And Rashida Jones plays the doubtful wife perfectly, with ease and comfort. Seeing her and Bill Murray together is how I see me and my dad! Just full of spunk and adventure! Another notable is Marlon Wayans, who has a serious role in this tumultuous movie. Although the movie becomes based on Bill and Rashida, without Marlon there would be no uncertainty; therefore, no comedic relief. Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr 36 mins. Good timing for this movie – all aspects are addressed and answered. I could have taken more Bill Murray in this role, if he was in it more I would have agreed with a longer time. This gets a 8 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for On the Rocks – 23.5 out of 30
Recommended Watch – This is a fairly quick “adventure” movie with the scenes with Bill Murray – watch this one for his hilarious takes on life!
OSCAR BUZZ – I could possibly see Mr. Murray getting recognized for his role as Felix! And maybe Sofia Coppola for director? We shall see…