DOWNHILL NEEDS LIFTOFF: REVIEW

I was hoping to laugh more. I was hoping to laugh.

Downhill starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are not what they should be. The story takes them escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps. They are a married couple and they are thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. The movie is inspired by the motion picture FORCE MAJEURE by Ruben Östlund but this is no FORCE MAJEURE.  It's described as a black comedy but ends up with little actual comedy. Dreyfus does a good job as always but its the whole movie as a whole that could have been better. She plays a wife and mother who has grown unhappy and we see her live it.

Downhill is directed by directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. It premieres at Sundance last month and is released February 14th by Searchlight Pictures. It is the first film to be released under the Searchlight Pictures, no longer FOX Searchlight. This follows after Disney's acquisition of the Fox studios. So if you have nothing to do this weekend (and I mean nothing) then you will enjoy!

 

 

 

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