Reviews by Steve Amick
A correction to puzzling review above: Jim Carrey does NOT appear in this movie. Chris Diamantopoulos plays Moe. (Yes, both actors have chins. Other than that...)
Is some of this truly ska? Isn't it really reggae but they had a dozen volumes to fill?
One is supposed to enjoy this because it's the great Carl Sandburg, but holy cow, is this a lot of spontaneously generated nonsense.
There are a few of these now at the library and I wish they were more clearly packaged as a series. My son, who has never seen these movies, likes listening to them and can imagine the action, based on the track title and the pieces itself. I like using them for mood while writing. Great stuff.
...I would have watched it much sooner. The high-caliber cast really steps up their game around each other--you can't go wrong with Bobby Cannavale. It's heartwarming and all that, but not without realism and unexpected, believable moments at every turn. Very good. This is the kind of movie where I wish about half way through I'd woken my wife and started it over.