In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Inside Out,' 'Dope' and More
Read what THR's critics are saying about the Zoe Saldana drama 'Infinitely Polar Bear' and the Taylor Schilling comedy 'The Overnight.'
Animated versions of our emotions, a group of adventurous '90s teens and a struggling bipolar father are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of Inside Out, Dope and Infinitely Polar Bear.
Also hitting theaters this weekend: the Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott comedy The Overnight and Al Pacino's Manglehorn.
Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings (as well as which film will likely top the weekend's box office).
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar's newest film follows 11-year-old tomboy Riley's personified emotions inside her head — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) — as they navigate her through the transition of moving with her family to San Francisco. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy writes in his review that, "this adventurous outing manages the great Pixar trick of operating on two levels — captivating fun for kids, disarming smarts for adults — that sets the studio apart."
Director Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance hit follows '90s teenagers balancing college applications with a large stash of drugs that fall into their lap after complications at a local party. The teenagers set out to return the drugs to their owner, sparking a series of events that follow in the coming-of-age film. THR film critic Boyd van Hoeij writes in his review, "Bouncy, with snappy dialog to spare and a great young cast headed by breakout star Shameik Moore, this is a crowd-pleaser from start to finish."
Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana co-star in director-screenwriter Maya Forbes' drama of a bipolar father (Ruffalo) who must raise his two children while his wife (Saldana) goes away to school. THR film critic John DeFore writes in his review, "The result is a feel-good picture that is a little less affecting than it might have been, but is entertaining enough that — especially with Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana as the adult leads — it stands a fine chance with mainstream moviegoers."
The Jay and Mark Duplass-produced Sundance comedy follows a couple — played by Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott — who explore new friendships and sexual horizons after relocating to Seattle. THR film critic David Rooney writes in his review, "What keeps The Overnight cooking is the cast, and as an acting exercise, it offers plenty of fun. Schilling has shown more skin and done racier scenes in numerous Orange Is the New Black episodes, but she and the very endearing Scott are a delightful double-act as the sexually frustrated new kids in town."
Al Pacino stars as a small-town locksmith who ironically holds the keys to his own "personal prison" where he chooses to live in solitude. Rooney writes in his review, "Pacino is certainly committed to the role, and this is by no means one of his blustery turns."