WELCOME TO MARWEN
Release Date: December 21, 2018
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae
Plot: An artist uses dolls and an elaborate set to cope with life after he is horribly beaten and left for dead
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it
This story has so much potential. It is a fascinating and powerful true story, unfortunately the film does a horrible job of making it come to life in a way that isn't awkward and just plain weird.
The worst part of this film is that it actually gets really good for the last 15 minutes. Unfortunately, there are 90 minutes of a really bad movie before you get there. It's not worth the wait.
Steve Carell does a good job with the roles he plays. He's proven that he can be a great dramatic actor as well as a comedian. It's too bad that this movie doesn't showcase his talents better.
The other issue with the film is that every scene feels like the timing is off. The dialogue comes too slow, the cues are mistimed, and the transitions are awkward.
The best way I can describe watching this movie is to use the movie itself. Imagine how awkward you would feel if you were an adult playing with dolls in your front yard while other people watched. There you go. That's what it feels like to watch WELCOME TO MARWEN.