Cinema Static Movie Review: ‘Every Day’

by on April 11, 2011

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Every Day stars Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Brian Dennehy, Carlo Gugino, Eddie Izzard and Ezra Miller in a snippet of the life of a man in trouble, trouble with himself, his spouse and his peers.  It’s directed & written by Richard Levine (Nip/Tuck).  This is his first silver screen project.

When I said trouble, I mean bored.  His marriage is testing his boredom to the point of allowing himself to by lured by a co-worker.  By bored, I mean he’s totally tired of his job as a hit TV series screen writer.  By bored, I mean just having no zest for life.

And yet, his biggest challenge is dealing with Jonah, his son, and trying to accept his son’s sexual preferences.  Liev Schreiber stars as Ned, that bored man who gets into trouble one step at a time.

I haven’t seen Brian Dennehy in a movie in a long time and in this role, he plays to his age and acts the grumpy, ill old man, the in-law to Ned.

Helen Hunt is the wife, Jeannie.  She has a lot on her mind, like her father (Dennehy), wondering if Ned is cheating and life in general.  All the worry shows.'Every Day' movie poster

If you’re a fan of any of these actors, you’ll love the movie.  Though Every Day is touted as a comedy, I think it’s mislabeled, but I’m not sure what to label it.  It was engaging because I enjoy each of the actors individually.

I’d call this the depressing or realistic version of a Jerry Seinfeld episode and leaves no doubts about the validity of the drama.

Yes, it’s slow.  But I’m about the characters here.  My only real gripe was that Schreiber had his sideburns and I kept waiting for him to erupt into a bounding Sabertooth any moment!


I want to thank Image Entertainment for providing the review copy of Every Day.  I enjoy experiencing new genre films like this that force me outside my preferred genre.

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