Nowadays we are incredibly lucky in that we can watch pretty much any movie that we want at a click of a button. We don’t even have to go to a DVD rental store, which is what our parents had to do. All we have to do is log onto our Netflix account and find the film that we want to see or else pay a few dollars to watch it on YouTube.
Of course, if the movie that we want to see has just been released it is always nice to watch it at the cinema. Nothing can beat the huge screen and even though the popcorn is way overpriced, the whole experience is immensely pleasurable.
Still, most of us don’t go to the movies all that often. Like the couch potatoes that we are, we like to stay in and choose our own movies. The only problem is - with so many options available to us, it can be rather tough choosing the perfect film for a night in. Sometimes friends and family members are full of good recommendations but more often than not we are forced to peruse “best movies” lists on the internet. How many films featured on this quiz has everyone seen? Let us know and we’ll guess everyone’s sign!
A Star is Born?
A Star Is Born came out only last year, in 2018. It starred Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga as the lead actors although it is worth mentioning that this film was also Cooper’s directorial debut – he directed it, co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced it. Apart from Cooper and Lady Gaga the film also featured Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott and Dave Chappelle. The plot of this romantic drama centers on the relationship between Jackson Maine, a seasoned musician and Ally, a struggling artist (IMDb).
Based on the classic novel written by the famous writer Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina was released in 2012. This historical romantic drama movie was directed by Joe Wright and it starred the talented Keira Knightley as the titular character, Anna Karenina. Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson, Ruth Wilson and Alicia Vikander (IMDb) are some of the other actors that were also cast in this film. As most are probably well aware, this film focuses on a married woman named Anna Karenina whose life is turned upside down when she falls for Count Vronsky.
Amy Adams played the role of Louise Banks in this film, a linguistics professor who is tasked with helping the U.S. army find a way to communicate with extraterrestrial beings that have just landed on earth. Of course, Adams was not the only actor cast in this movie. Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tzi Ma also made an appearance. Few people know that this science fiction movie, which was released three years ago, in 2016, was based on a short story (IMDb).
A Single Man?
Have you see A Single Man? It came out exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009. This drama movie was directed by Tom Ford and it starred Colin Firth as the lead character, a college professor named George Falconer. George might seem alright on the outside but he is actually very depressed, and has been ever since the love of his life got into a car crash and passed away. Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult (IMDb) were cast in supporting roles and did a superb job. If you haven't seen it and are looking for an aesthetically pleasing movie to watch, this is it!
Atomic Blonde is a spy thriller film that came out two years ago, in 2017. It takes place during the Cold War and focuses on an undercover MI6 agent named Lorraine Broughton who goes to Berlin so as to investigate the passing away of another agent. While there she also attempts to recover a list that names all of the undercover agents in the city. This movie was David Leitch’s first solo directorial debut. It starred the Hollywood A-listers Charlize Theron and James McAvoy (IMDb).
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are just some of the actors that were cast in Aquaman, a DCEU superhero movie that was released last year, in 2018. This film was not only one of the highest movies of the year but also one of the highest grossing films in general. The storyline of this movie focuses on Arthur Curry or Aquaman, a half-Atlantean/half-human who is the heir to Atlantis, an underwater kingdom (IMDb).
As fans are without doubt well aware, Before Midnight is the third instalment in the Before movie franchise. The first film – titled Before Sunrise – was released in 1995 whereas the second film – titled Before Sunset – came out in 2004. Before Midnight was released in 2013 and saw Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprising their roles of Jesse and Celine. Like the previous two movies, Before Midnight was praised both by film critics and the audience alike. Indeed, this movie was even nominated for an Academy Award (IMDb)!
Those who love psychological thriller films have without doubt seen Black Swan. Black Swan came out in 2010 and it featured Natalie Portman as the lead actress. Other talented actors such as Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder also made an appearance. The plot of this movie focuses on a dedicated and ambitious ballerina named Nina who fights for the lead role in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with another dancer. She ultimately wins the role but almost loses her sanity in the process (IMDb).
Blade Runner 2049?
The neo-noir science fiction movie Blade Runner 2049 was released in 2017. It serves as a sequel to Blade Runner which came out in 1982 and which featured Harrison Ford as the lead character. Ryan Gosling played the lead role in Blade Runner 2049, but Harrison Ford also made a brief appearance, as did Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James, Sylvia Hoeks, and Carla Juri. This film follows Officer K, a blade runner who unearths a secret that could very well plunge the world into chaos (IMDb).
Woody Allen wrote and directed Cafe Society, a romantic comedy drama film that was released three years ago, in 2016. The film starred countless talented actors, including Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott among others. This movie is set in the 30’s. It focuses on a young man named Bobby who reaches out to his uncle Phil in Hollywood and becomes one of his employees. Complications occur when he falls for his Phil’s secretary Vonnie not realizing that she is actually secretly seeing the married Phil (IMDb).
Captain America: Civil War?
Like most superhero movies, Captain America: Civil War also starred a great number of talented Hollywood actors including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland and William Hurt among many others. A sequel to two other Captain America films, the plot of this movie focuses on tensions between Captain America who thinks that superheroes should remain free to protect mankind and Iron Man who thinks that government oversight is not only desirable but actually necessary (IMDb).
Dallas Buyers Club?
It’s the mid 80’s and a Texan electrician named Ron Woodroof has just learned that he has a life-threatening condition. In fact, he has only about a month left to live. Woodroof refuses to believe the bad news however and decides to give alternative therapies a go. Soon he is selling treatments to others who are in a similar boat to him. Matthew McConaughey played the lead role in this movie but other talented actors such as Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn and Dallas Roberts (IMDb) also made an appearance.
Quentin Tarantino directed Django Unchained, a revisionist Western movie that was released seven years ago, back in 2012. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington and all starred in this film. The storyline of this movie focuses on a recently freed man who makes it his mission to save his wife from a mean plantation owner. A German bounty hunter is there to help him. You’ve probably seen this movie. After all, according to IMDb, it won not only two Oscars (out of five nominations) but also two Golden Globe Awards (out of five nominations once again).
Ryan Gosling played the role of a stunt driver in Hollywood (whose name we never find out) who also works as a getaway driver in this action drama film that came out in 2011. Complications arise when he grows fond of his neighbour and her little boy. Apart from Gosling, a number of other talented actors were cast in this movie, including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. Fun fact: to prepare for this role Gosling repaired the 1973 Chevy Malibu that can be seen in the movie (IMDb).
Dumb and Dumber?
One of the older movies on this quiz, Dumb and Dumber came out exactly 25 years ago, all the way back in 1994. Pretty much everyone has seen this movie. Indeed, over the years this hilarious comedy has garnered a cult following. The plot of this film focuses on two friends – Lloyd Christmas (portrayed by the actor Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (played by Jeff Daniels) who go on a road trip across the country so as to return a suitcase full of money to its rightful owner, not realizing that the money is actually ransom money (IMDb).
It’s hard to believe that this teen comedy movie, which turned Emma Stone into the star that she is today, was released almost 10 years ago, back in 2010. Stone was obviously cast as the lead character in this film whereas Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, Aly Michalka and Stanley Tucci were cast in supporting roles. This film follows a high school student named Olive who has no idea that one small lie is going to turn her whole world upside down (IMDb).
Fantastic Mr. Fox?
The director Wes Anderson is known for his quirky and unique style. Over the years he has made a number of visually stunning movies. However, most people will probably agree that Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of his best works yet. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated comedy that came out exactly 10 years ago, all the way back in 2009. The film focuses on a fox who constantly steals crops from three mean farmers. Eventually the farmers get fed up with the fox and decide to eliminate him. However, the fox and his other animal friends are able to outwit the three men who are out for revenge (IMDb).
Another movie that is much older than the rest, this one was released all the way back in 1990! Goodfellas was directed by Martin Scorsese and it was based on a non-fiction book that was written by the writer Nicholas Pileggi. This film focuses on a man named Henry Hill who has always dreamed of becoming a gangster. His dream eventually comes true but it’s not long before he is busted. Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino are just some of the actors that were featured in this iconic crime film.
The Coen Brothers directed this 2016 comedy movie. A great number of talented Hollywood actors were cast in it, including Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. This engaging and visually pleasing movie is set in the 50’s. It focuses on Eddie Mannix, a real life film studio executive and producer who is forced to track down one of his cast members after he mysteriously disappears during filming (IMDb).
Hell or High Water?
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham are some of the actors that starred in Hell or High Water, a neo-Western crime thriller movie that was directed by David Mackenzie. The plot focuses on two brothers who hatch up a plan to rob a few banks in an effort to save their family ranch. Before long however two Texas Rangers are after them. According to IMDb, this film was nominated for as many as four Oscars and three Golden Globe Awards.
Released in 2013, the romantic drama movie Her focuses on an introverted and sensitive man named Theodore Twombly. He works as a personal letter writer but is rather lonely. He soon becomes fascinated with an operating system that is built in such a way as to meet his every need. Eventually his fascination turns to feelings of friendship and then later to love. It’s hard to believe that this enthralling movie was Spike Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut. It starred Joaquin Phoenix (IMDb) as the lead actor.
Christopher Nolan wrote, directed and co-produced Inception, a science fiction movie that came out exactly nine years ago, back in 2010. Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Dom Cobb in this movie, a professional thief who has the unique ability to steal information from people by infiltrating their subconscious. He is given the chance to have his criminal record deleted but only if he uses his talents to plant an idea into someone’s head (IMDb). So, who has seen this movie?
Inherent Vice was released in 2014. It falls under the genre of neo-noir film but it also has comedic elements to it too. As is the case with most movies, this film was also based on a novel (which was written by the writer Thomas Pynchon). The movie is set in the 70’s and the storyline centers on a private investigator and hippie named Larry Sportello, who is better known as Doc. He becomes involved in a number of complicated cases that don’t make any sense after his former lover asks for his help (IMDb).
Inside Llewyn Davis?
Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake are just some of the actors that starred in Inside Llewyn Davis, a black comedy tragedy film that was written, directed, produced and co-edited by the talented Coen Brothers. Set in the 60’s, this film follows a struggling folk singer named Llewyn Davis who attempts to gain musical recognition while his personal life is crumbling around him (IMDb). Haven’t seen this one? You should - many consider this film to be one of the best movies of the 21st century.
Have you seen the biographical martial arts movie Ip Man? It was released slightly more than 10 years ago, back in 2008. It focuses on a martial artist who is forced to leave home so as to help his family. He thus begins teaching others the art of Wing Chun. Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Gordon Lam, Fan Siu-wong and Xing Yu are just some of the actors that made an appearance in this movie. Two sequels to this movie have since been released (IMDb).
La La Land?
Pretty much everyone has seen La La Land, the 2016 romantic musical movie that starred Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as the lead characters. Apart from Stone and Gosling, a number of other talented actors such as John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt (IMDb) also made an appearance in this film. The storyline of this movie takes place in Los Angeles where an aspiring actress and a struggling jazz pianist fall in love. Ultimately however they separate for their ambition is stronger than their love.
Mad Max: Fury Road?
Mad Max: Fury Road is actually not only the fourth instalment but also a reboot of the Mad Max film series. This post-apocalyptic action movie was released in 2015 and it starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron as the lead characters. However, you might have also glimpsed other talented actors such as Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough and Zoë Kravitz in the film too (if you’ve seen it of course). This film is set in a post apocalyptic future and centers on a man named Max Rockatansky and a woman named Imperator Furiosa who join forces as they flee from a dangerous man named Immortan Joe with three of his wives in tow (IMDb).
Midnight in Paris?
Owen Wilson played the role of Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris, an aspiring novelist on holidays in Paris with his fiancée. One night he decides to go for a stroll in the sleeping city and ends up travelling back in time where he meets his literary heroes. The more time he spends with them, the less he is satisfied with his own life, and with his fiancée. This fantasy comedy film, which was not only directed but also written by Woody Allen, came out in 2011 (IMDb).
No Country for Old Men?
Another movie directed by the Coen Brothers, this one was released in 2007. No Country for Old Men falls under the genre of crime thriller film. It starred a great number of talented men, including Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. The plot of this movie centers on a hitman named Chigurh who is after Llewelyn Moss, a man who has pocketed money from a drug deal gone wrong. Sheriff Bell tries his hardest to protect Moss but he has his own secrets that he wants protected (IMDb).
Phantom of the Opera?
Are you into musicals? If so you’ve probably seen Phantom of the Opera, a musical drama film that was released in 2004. According to IMDb, this movie is set in 19th century Paris and focuses on the relationship between a disfigured man known as Phantom of the Opera (played by Gerard Butler) who lives in the catacombs of a Parisian opera theatre and Christine (portrayed by Emmy Rossum), a dancer with whom he falls in love. However, Christine does not return his feelings and instead falls for an arts benefactor named Raoul (played by Patrick Wilson).
Pride & Prejudice?
Pride and Prejudice is a romance movie that was released in 2005. It starred Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, a woman who resists her mother’s attempts to marry her off to someone she does not love. When the wealthy Mr. Darcy (portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen) visits town she can’t help but despise his arrogance. At the same time however she develops romantic feelings for him and he is not indifferent to her either (IMDb). Will the fact that they come from completely different social classes matter? If you’ve seen the movie you should know the answer to this question!
Silver Linings Playbook?
Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy drama that came out in 2012. You’ve probably seen it, or at the very least, heard of it. It was hugely successful. Not only was it a box office hit, it was also received very well by film critics. In fact, it won an Oscar (out of as many as eight nominations) and a Golden Globe Award (out of four nominations). This film focuses on a man named Pat and a woman named Tiffany who both have mental illness (IMDb).
As is probably quite obvious from the image alone, Spirited Away is an animated film. This coming-of-age fantasy movie, which was animated by Studio Ghibli, was released more than 15 years ago, all the way back in 2001. Many deem it to be not only one of the best animated movies ever made but also one of the best films of the 21st century. This truly unique film focuses on a girl named Chihiro who, along with her parents, stumbles upon an abandoned amusement park. While there Chihiro’s parents are turned into pigs and Chihiro must work at the park if she is to set her parents free (IMDb).
Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are just some of the actors that appeared in Superbad, a coming-of-age teen comedy movie that was released in 2007. As some might be well able to recall, back then Stone wasn’t yet the huge star she is today! This film focuses on two best friends, Seth and Evan, who are about to graduate high school. However, before graduation they are determined to get together with at least one girl (IMDb).
Even though the comedy drama movie The Artist was shot in black and white it is not actually old. In fact, it was released only eight years ago, in 2011. This French film was written, directed and produced by Michel Hazanavicius and it starred Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo as the lead characters. This film is set in the 20’s and 30’s Hollywood and explores the relationship between a silent film star and a rising young actress who is about to make a name for herself in the era of talkies (IMDb).
The Bourne Ultimatum?
Whether or not you have seen the Bourne Ultimatum will probably depend on whether you’ve seen the first two movies in the Bourne film franchise. The Bourne Ultimatum is an action thriller movie that was released in 2007. It is the third instalment in the Bourne film series. In this movie Matt Damon reprised his role of Jason Bourne, a former spy who has lost all memory of his previous life. Apart from Damon, other actors such as Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine and Édgar Ramírez (IMDb) also made a brief appearance in this film.
The Dark Knight?
The Dark Knight is probably one of the most popular superhero movies out there. It was directed, co-produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan and it starred Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman among others. This movie is set in the city of Gotham which is plunged into chaos once a mysterious criminal known as Joker makes an appearance. This movie was incredibly well received. It won two Oscars (out of as many as eight nominations) and one Golden Globe Award (IMDb).
Colin Sullivan is a mobster who is planted in the police force as a mole by his boss Frank Costello whereas Billy Costigan is a police officer who is planted in Costello’s gang by his superiors in the force. Eventually, both the police and Costello’s gang realize that there is a mole among them. As such both Colin and Billy set out to find each other in the hopes of saving their lives. This crime drama film was directed by Martin Scorsese and it starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon as the lead actors. Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg (IMDb) also made an appearance.
The Grand Budapest Hotel?
If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s films then you have probably seen all of them, including The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Grand Budapest Hotel falls under the genre of comedy film. It was released five years ago, in 2014 and it starred countless talented actors including Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, and Jason Schwartzman among others. The film centers on a hotel concierge who is blamed for the passing away of one of his hotel guests (IMDb).
The Great Beauty?
Have you seen the Great Beauty? If not, you absolutely should! This Italian art drama movie was directed (and co-written) by Paolo Sorrentino and it starred Toni Servillo as the lead character. Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli and Carlo Buccirosso are some of the other actors that were also cast in this film. This stunning movie has won not only an Oscar but also a Golden Globe Award. The film follows an aging writer who reflects back on his wildlife and begins to notice the beauty that surrounds him.
The Great Gatsby?
Most of us have read the novel – written by F. Scott Fitzgerald – that this movie was based on for school. As such, we knew the plot but enjoyed the movie nonetheless. The Great Gatsby is a romantic drama film that was released in 2013. Leonardo DiCaprio was cast as Jay Gatsby whereas Tobey Maguire portrayed Gatsby’s neighbor Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan played the role of Gatsby’s lover Daisy Buchanan. Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke and Amitabh Bachchan were also cast in this film, albeit in supporting roles.
The Imitation Game?
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong are just some of the actors that starred in The Imitation Game, a historical drama movie that was released five years ago, in 2014. This film is set during WWII and focuses on a cryptanalyst named Alan Turing who decrypts German intelligence codes for the English. The film was based on a true story – and a real life Alan Turing – although some did find the plot somewhat inaccurate (IMDb).
The King's Speech?
Colin Firth played the role of Prince Albert in this historical drama movie that came out in 2010. King Albert has to ascent the throne but has a serious speech impediment. As such, an actor and speech therapist named Lionel is hired so as to help the new King overcome his stammer. Tom Hooper directed this movie. Apart from Firth this film also featured actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi and Jennifer Ehle (IMDb).
Thelma & Louise?
Another rather old movie, Thelma & Louise came out almost 30 years ago, all the way back in 1991. The film focuses on two good friends who decide to go on a roadtrip in the hopes that it will take their minds off their stressful everyday lives. Directed by Ridley Scott, this movie starred Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as the lead titular characters. Harvey Keitel, Christopher McDonald and Michael Madsen also made a brief appearance, as did Brad Pitt. Indeed, it was Pitt’s role in this film (that of a thief named J.D.) that helped him land future roles and in consequence, turned him into an international star (IMDb).
The Nice Guys?
The Nice Guys is set in 70’s Los Angeles and focuses on two private eyes who are forced to become partners when a woman named Amelia goes missing. This neo-noir action comedy movie was directed by Shane Black and it starred Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as the lead actors. Of course, Gosling and Crowe were not the only stars to appear in this film. Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger (IMDb) were also featured.
If you’re a romantic at heart then you have without doubt seen The Notebook. Like so many other romantic dramas, The Notebook was also based on a novel that was written by the prolific and talented writer Nicholas Sparks. It was this film that made international stars out of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams who were cast in lead roles. The plot of this film focuses on a love story between a woman from a wealthy family named Allie and a poor quarry worker named Noah (IMDb).
The Wolf of Wall Street?
The Wolf of Wall Street is a great movie and one that helped launch Margot Robbie’s successful professional life. The film falls under the genre of black comedy film but it also has plenty of biographical elements too. The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and was released in 2013. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Jordan Belfort, a stock broker who makes his fortune by defrauding wealthy investors. Apart from Robbie and DiCaprio this movie also starred Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner and Jon Favreau (IMDb).
James Cameron’s Titanic is without doubt one of the most iconic movies ever made. And yet believe it or not, not everyone has seen it! Have you seen it? If not, we urge you watch it! It was this movie that turned Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into Hollywood A-listers overnight. Released in 1997, this film was based on a real life accident – the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic (IMDb). To make things a little more interesting however Cameron also added a love story.
War of the Planet of the Apes?
War of the Planet of the Apes is a science fiction movie that was released two years ago, in 2017. It was directed by Matt Reeves and it starred Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn among others. This film is actually the third movie in the Planet of the Apes reboot movie series. The plot of this film focuses on the ape leader Caesar who comes into conflict with the humans who are in charge of the planet Earth (IMDb).
We're the Millers?
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn and Ed Helms all starred in We’re the Millers, a hilarious comedy movie that was released in 2013. According to IMDb, this film centers on a man named David who has to go to Mexico so as to pick up an illegal shipment. In order to avoid suspicion he gets his neighbors to pretend that they are his family. This film performed well at the box office but divided film critics into two camps – some thought it incredibly funny whereas others thought that the plot and the dialogue felt lazy.