While I loved the cast and initial plot about a Jewish family focused on the adults. They are living in NY and trying to mange their lives. There is wierd and uncessary Sy Fy plot twist. The writing and directing were average or below average. They filmed a lot of it of people talking and walking together in the cold winter city streets. The scenes did not change much so that was odd. It often was seeming to be the same location, same clothes ' same weather diffrent day. The conversations lacked intrest and the final plot twist did not do much for me as an audience mber. ??????????????????????????????????
Reviewed by danieljfarthing5 / 10
Quirky but relaxing NY dysfunctional Jewish family indie drama... spoilt by a horribly inconclusive ending
In quirky, NY Jewish indie drama "The Magnificent Meyersons" Jackie Burns (married to Greg Keller), Ian Kahn, Daniel Eric Gold & Shoshannah Stern are the adult kids of Dr Kate Mulgrew (daughter of Barbara Barrie) & Richard Kind... the latter of whom left decades prior, for reasons that may or may not emerge. Writer / director Evan Oppenheimer relies on amusing, intellectual but inauthentic dialogue (and a sub-plot involving aliens!) to carry the film relaxingly through the family dysfunction to its conclusion... which is HORRIBLY inconclusive, to leave a feeling of 'wtf was THAT about', which is never good. Shame, considering some of the nice performances.
Reviewed by katcarajenncy6 / 10
Not as deep as it could have been
But still a decent watch.
Asking the big questions: Why do we suffer? Where does it all end? What makes life liveable? And like the son asked his father: What's the point of it all? Life?
This film uses a life changing (off camera) event, to question the purpose of our all lives. It is a lot of talking, yes, this movie pretty much "just" shows the conversations of multiple people that are all connected (family relations). But the conversations are rarely boring and interesting enough to make you think. Like, what would I do in this situation? What would I think of this?
The whole situation with the dad is a bit too vague to fully understand and relate to, and overall although there were interesting conversations that made me think, in the end I didn't find it "deep enough". I think this film could have gone even deeper into the big life questions (which this movie really is all about). It was overall still too lighthearted for me and I wished for deeper conversations. Interesting watch and concept, but could have been executed better. That's why just 6 stars.