First screened in January 2018
Director: Mike White. Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Shazi Raja, Luisa Lee, Mike White, Xavier Grobet, Adam Capriolo, Felicia Shulman, Jane Wheeler, Karl Graboshas, Jonah Carson, Kenny Wong, Jimmy Kimmel. Screenplay: Mike White. Twitter Capsule:
I wavered on every aspect but Abrams, who's super. I got nothing from the images. Still, by the end, I felt stirred.
Halfway manages to frame elite-skewing dilemmas in nuanced, accessible ways. Odd that the film couldn't look a bit better with Grobet on board.