Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Movie review: The Late Bloomer

When 30 year old sex therapist Peter has a tumor resting against his pituitary glad removed, he undergoes the changes and experience of puberty within a three-week period.

Johnny Simmons (Peter), Blake Cooper (Josh), Kumail Nanjiani (Rich), Beck Bennett (Luke), Lenora Crichlow (Nikki), Paul Wesley (Charlie), Brittany Snow (Michelle), J.K. Simmons (James), Mario Bello (Brenda), Jane Lynch (Caroline).

The Late Bloomer begins nicely enough with some good comedy, character introduction, and a fair amount of plot setup. Things are funny with Peter as a sex therapist who has never had sex, but they become absolutely ridiculous once his tumor is removed and he begins puberty. From there the film morphs into more of a romantic comedy but maintains a good pace and holds interest pretty well. The story finally wraps up with a requisite Happy Ever After ending.

Acting was good with Simmons doing well in a role that must have been challenging. Snow did well and worked nicely with Simmons, bringing nice depth to the film. Cooper, Nanjiani, and Bennett were absolutely wonderful in supporting roles which they all handled very well. Crichlow, Lyubenova, Simmons, Bello, and the remainder of the cast were enjoyable and delivered nicely.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were solid and as expected. Action scenes were mild but fit the film well. Dialogue was nice with good depth. Sound and soundtrack were mild but appropriate.

Overall The Late Bloomer is a light, enjoyable romantic comedy with good acting, technical work, and fun plot. Those who enjoy late night comedy or romantic comedies should enjoy this one.

With some fairly explicit sexuality, nudity, and adult situations you should probably save this one for the oldest teens and above.

Released: 2016
Reviewed: 12.19.16
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Comedy, Late Night Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Raunchy Comedy

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