|01.24.15||Netflix|| Filling in another one that slipped through the cracks. I still need to see The Visitor but I thought The Station Agent was quite charming and this was pretty solid too. Of course Tom McCarthy has to get over my hatred of the Scott Templeton character from The Wire so that's kind of like this movie is extra good for me to like it just a little bit.|
I'm mostly joking. Aside from the ending where all troubles seem solved just by taking a job I didn't know paid that well, I thought this was a really endearing drama with a super solid cast. I also think that McCarthy gets some of the best performances out of Bobby Cannavale who otherwise can fall kind of flat for me. It's kind of like Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell in that regard.