Lake Superior State University recently
released its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for
Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. Annoying terms such as “baby
bump,” “man cave” and the worn-out “amazing” made the list. Now, I can’t
argue with the retiring of these words, but I’d like to add one to the
list — hipster.
This smooth-running dramedy is a warm, familiar story that audiences will recognize exactly for what it is and appreciate all the same, likely because it isn't quite so heavy. And in a world where all performances are viewed equally, Rachel McAdams would be a highly touted possible Best Actress nominee for her effort here. Grade: B.
Based on a Jeffrey Eugenides short story and directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, this predictable romantic comedy finds Jennifer Aniston playing as single career woman seeking a sperm donor for the child she wants before it's too late, only to have her selected juice accidentally and unknowingly swapped out for that of a longtime friend (Jason Bateman) who has the hots for her. Grade: C.