High-school student Ed Wallis enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby, a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live.
Oh God! When was the last time I did a #MovieMonday? Apparently in 19 October 2015. I know nobody waits for a #MovieMonday, but I still feel obligated to do this and the fact that I haven’t had the chance to do it in two weeks just shows how much of a slacker I am. On my defence, I was so caught up with my thesis, I really could not be spoiling myself with watching movies (although I’m still pretty much always on WordPress). Speaking of thesis, I finished my thesis (woo hoo!!), and I’ve sent my complete draft to my advisor only to have her replied my email at 2 in the morning saying she can’t review my thesis within this week. Ugh! Moving along, this week I had the privilege of watching Ashby. I chose this only because there’s Mickey Rourke in it.
- Since when does Nat Wolff is everywhere in movies? I feel like I just saw a movie with him somewhere and then again before that, and now he’s here also?
- I’m not enjoying Sarah Silverman in this movie. How could I have missed that she’s in this movie?
- What is with people snooping other people’s belonging? Like, I get your curious and all, but, boundaries, people! Boundaries!
- What is with staring at each other awkwardly? Ugh! It’s awkward for me to watch.
- Oh God, this mumbo jumbo pep talk before a sport’s match is so cringe-worthy. This is why I don’t do sports. I would never be caught alive chanting cringe things like that.
- Do people really take high school’s sports seriously? Like in this movie?
- Ugh! This is so cringe-worthy! Why would Mickey Rourke be doing this movie anyway? Why, Mickey? Why?
- I want more of Ashby’s story. Cut this Ed’s sappy predictable “kid-got-neglected-by-his-dad” storyline.
- “Don’t rationalise being a victim”.
- What was that? It’s obvious Ed’s mum was not taking a phone call. It’s pretty clear that it’s her home screen.
- I don’t get why Eloise had to do the MRI at night though. Without adult’s supervision, even for her own protection.
- Yep, definitely a cringe-worthy movie. I can’t believe I spend my time for this.
- Oh Ed, if you care so much for Ashby, why would you took the time to kiss Eloise after the game instead of finding where Ashby is?
- Gosh. Dang. It! Mickey Rourke is bringing down my tears.
Point taken, don’t bother watching this movie if your only reason to watch this movie is Mickey Rourke. Sure, he did a splendid job, but the pain of cringe-worthy scene I had to endure was definitely very compromising for my sanity.