This should be right up my street 'cause I usually love proper misery like this. It's all about the struggles and stresses of life; zero-hour contracts, nob'ead bosses, misbehaving children, an unhappy marriage and all the suffering that comes with being poor and constantly on the edge. Sadly this is the case for many families living in Britain, and it's only getting worse under the Tory government. However, I found the acting to be pretty awful and no-one to be entirely convincing in their role. If you're delivery misery, it has to feel genuine and I have to care for those involved, neither of which were the case here.
This is about a happy couple who decide to adopt a young child but end up with three siblings, one of which is a teenager. It goes exactly as you'd expect and it tries to make light of how much of a fucking pain in your arse kids can be. There is one scene early on that had me crying laughing throughout the remainder of the film so that kept me going but the rest, in comparison, was a disappointment. It's definitely one to watch with your wife. If you find yourself alone with a couple of hours to kill, don't watch this; watch Gladiator for the 784th time instead.
I enjoyed this a lot. Guy Ritchie films are always entertaining and gaurentee a good few laughs. He certainly knows how to write interesting characters. It's no Snatch but let's be honest, none of Da Vinci's other work was quite the Mona Lisa, was it?
Corporations have been prioritising profit over people's lives for the longest time and this films covers one of the worst real-life examples of that. Sadly, decisions like this are still being made regularly around the world and people are still dying. Fuck Dupont.
A few years ago I probably wouldn't have even watched this film but now, as a parent, it sounded like something my wife and I would like. And we did. It was great. Points of this made me want to go upstairs and wake my kids just to give them a big cuddle. My wife and I both laughed out loud multiple times and she was in absolute bits throughout. It's sort of like Good Will Hunting meets The Pursuit of Happyness. If you have kids, you'll love it.