Film critic Chuck Koplinski stops by the Morning Show for this week’s Friday Flicks and he’s breaking down two new movies hitting area screens this weekend, The Comedian and A Dog’s Purpose.
The Comedian (Starts Friday) Robert De Niro stars as Jackie Burke, a long time stand-up comedian who’s refused to change with the times and finds that his PC act doesn’t play like it used to. He meets a vivacious woman (an excellent Leslie Mann) who’s just as hard-edged as he is and forces him to come to terms with modern times. 3 1/2 Stars
A Dog’s Purpose. A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. If good intentions were all that was required to make a quality film, than this feature from director Lasse Hallstrom would be considered a classic. However, the pace is a bit limp and the sentiments are too sappy to take seriously. Rest assured, dog lovers will embrace this one. 2 Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG. 120 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.