Had Justin Long studied in my high school, I would have had a huge pathetic crush on him. I’d have talked to him a couple times and made silly jokes. I’d probably manage to make myself sound funny enough to make him think I was ok to be around, and, if we ever did ended up hanging out, he’d friendzone me forever.
Well, good thing that totally happened, but with a completely different guy so I can still watch all the Justin Long movies I want.
So, the movie!
The story of this movie is actually pretty excellent. But there’s something COMPLETELY off about it. I am no expert but I do want to say it’s… the direction? I mean the photography makes it seem extremely low budget at certain moments but then again, during some other scenes, it’s actually quite good and decent and Tyler Labine is extremely charismatic.
It kinda feels like 3 different people directed 3 different movies and blended them all together for editing, though? I don’t know… I can’t explain it. It’s good. But it’s also bad.
See what I mean?
This is the kind of movie you will watch when you are procrastinating something. Probably work.
This movie definitely falls into the “What the f*** did I just watch?” category.
This is what I do… I usually filter a person on either Netflix or Amazon (or whatever) and I watch a few of their movies in a row. On this day, I was very much in a Topher Grace mood.
I mean, Topher is awesome and I know waaaaay more about him then I feel like I should know about a person who is *not* an actual friend. Actually, there’s a good chance I know a lot more about Topher Grace than I do about a good percentage of my friends BECAUSE he had a podcast.
In real life, I tend to interrupt people to talk about myself (I am a terrible person, I realize that) so, with podcasts, since I can’t do that, I tend to listen… and people tend to talk about themselves for hours… and he does that. I know that Topher Grace basically survived on cereal when he was single and that he was a reputation of enjoying board games but the story behind how that started is actually super not-legit ’cause he bought a bunch of board games it to impress random girls he never really hooked up with…
Anyway, what was the question?
Oh, that darn movie.
Well, I don’t mean to trigger anyone here, but if you feel like you’ve lost the willing to get out of bed and see the sunlight ever again… this movie will set the mood! It’s the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen – minus for the 5 minutes where you actually see Topher trying to be funny in a movie that is very much NOT.
I might actually watch is again just to understand if I was missing something or if that was actually it. I am thinking that was it.
I say don’t waste your time with it, unless you are in a very weird movie.
Of course, there’s a chance you very much enjoyed watching this. I mean, the guy who wrote it probably did. That just means we are very. Different. People.
Of course, I only found out about this show a few days ago, after it had already been cancelled for almost 2 years… but it didn’t stop me from watching the whole thing, in one sitting!
Sneaky Pete is really awesome *but* also tense. It’s definitely not something you play on the background to set the mood on a rainy day OR something you could watch while eating dinner in front of the TV. Seriously, don’t eat while watching it because *Spoiler alert* people will lose body parts. Not big parts, but still… stuff that is mostly attached to the rest of the human body in most comedy movies.
I wish there was a season 4, but unfortunately, apparently that’s it. It’s the kind of movie to watch when you are feeling energetic enough to pay attention but not in the mood to actually take actions in real life.