I just wanted to get out and see something light this past Saturday night. Originally when I'd heard about this film I was confused that they'd managed to make a movie about the line of pajamas that was all the rage a few years back. Then I read the reviews which cleared up the confusion in that the movie was really about some mix tape lovin' teens who maybe find each other during a night out in NYC. Unfortunately the review I saw wasn't great but I decided to give it a shot.
The general vibe of reviews I saw were that it wasn't great but that the two leads' chemistry made is pleasant enough. That's a pretty accurate synopsis. It stars the kid from Juno as the recently dumped guy pining for the girl who's clearly wrong for him. The female lead is the best part of the recent Charley Bartlett flick in this case playing the unappreciated friend who never gets the guy she deserves. As you might guess - all teen movie stereotypes are present and accounted for. Of course she's partially slotted as the "weird" girl with questionable taste in hats. Though in this take on things her quirky headgear is a pair of big headphones. Anyway - overall sort of fun and not a bad use of time - if not especially memorable.
It's nothing really outstanding but made for a pleasant enough night out. Sometimes that's good enough.
Theater note: I decided to try something different and headed over to the Redmond Big Picture theater. A nice theater to sit in, and if you'd like to buy a cocktail while you watch it's one of the only games in town. There are just two small problems. First off, folks drinking alcohol seem to not really understand the idea of watching quality. Second, and I hadn't noticed this before but the sound quality wasn't very good. Which made catching all the dialog difficult and was a bummer for a movie with a lot of music.