THE STORY: Sam (Chris Pine) is a salesman with problems ranging from money to a strained relationship with his parents. After his father dies, he goes home to California to visit his mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) and helps to settle his estate. He finds he has a half-sister (Elizabeth Banks) whom he never knew about. They spend time reflecting on their thoughts of family and the choices with which life presents us. She has a son (Michael Hall D’Addario) who makes life a challenge.
IN MY OPINION: This is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. In the beginning it was almost uncomfortable watching this estranged family. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster. One minute you’re laughing and minutes later there’s a touching moment. Keep an eye on Michael Hall D’Addario. He’s a talented kid with a big range of talent.
WHAT OTHERS SAID:
- I was surprised. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Deb Bauder, former MMCC student, Mt. Pleasant
- I liked it a lot. It was better than [Magic Mike]. Dawn Harless, former MMCC student, Mt. Pleasant
(On the Big Screen is a regular monthly feature of The Laker Current and is compiled by staff writers. It is designed to spotlight movies being shown in local theaters.)