乔什·拉德诺(Josh Radnor) ’s ‘Liberal 艺术 s’ 不容置疑,它是开启2012年达拉斯国际电影节的完美影片。你们大多数人可能从热门电视连续剧中了解Radnor‘老爸老妈的浪漫史,’在那儿扮演无可救药的浪漫主角。但是随着‘Liberal 艺术 s’,拉德诺(Radnor)抛出了笑轨式喜剧,并为您提供了过去几年中最聪明,最真实的表演之一。我毫不怀疑,观众会爱上令人难以置信的演员阵容,机智的对话以及轻松愉快但又发自内心的故事。

‘Liberal 艺术 s’ follows 杰西 (Radnor),  a 35-year-old guy who has a problem being an adult. Although his peers have moved on with their lives, 杰西 still holds onto the college years by working as a college admissions counselor at a New York City college.  In the hilarious opening scene, which is strikingly reminiscent of a scene from Woody Allen’s ‘Deconstructing Harry’, the camera continuously and solely focuses on 杰西 as he interviews prospective students. We immediately figure out that 杰西 is bored with his life–却永远卡住了

杰西(Jesse)母校的一位老教授(理查德·詹金斯(Richard Jenkins))出乎意料地请他在退休典礼上讲话。杰西(Jesse)抓住机会离开这座城市,回到他的大学城呆了几天。在那儿,他遇到了伊丽莎白·奥尔森(Elizabeth Olsen)扮演的自由奔放的19岁女孩Zibby。两人很快发现,他们对相同的音乐和文学有着极大的热爱。尽管杰西必须返回这座城市,但他们两个人互相手写了几个月的信件。通过这些信件,他们的关系蓬勃发展,杰西得以摆脱他成年生活的现实。

But when Zibby asks 杰西 to come down and visit her, 杰西 has to examine his intentions and the implications of their age difference.  In an incredibly funny scene, 杰西 puts pen to paper to calculate his and Zibby’s age difference at different times in their lives (i.e. when he was 19 years old, she was only 3).   Although Jesee decides to visit her, when he gets there, he realizes it’s not going to work.  By seeing that Zibby was too young to understand the complications involved in adult relationships, 杰西 realizes he has to move on with his life and accept that he is an adult.

杰西’s character is one of the most genuine characters to grace the big screen.  You will continuously root for him and hope he makes the right decision.  Actually, you root for all of the characters.  They are all so likable and real.  Radnor did an amazing job writing each of these characters and giving them unique voices.  I especially loved the character of Nat ( Zac Efron), an energetic college-aged hippie, who kept popping up in the most random moments of the film to advise 杰西 on how to grow up and get the girl. Also, the music in the film was great. As soon as I got home, I bought the entire soundtrack.

我对这部电影的唯一抱怨是,它缺乏艺​​术风格,除了几张镜头外,视觉上也不令人满意。电影的视觉风格模糊不清,不应该’没有,因为它部分发生在纽约和美丽的大学城。然而,‘Liberal 艺术 s’出色的写作和表演使其他电影胜过其他电影。故事和人物与《小小阳光》中的人物一样具有真实性和真实性。我希望将来会看到更多类似的喜剧。

 

-布莱恩·克鲁格(Bryan Kluger)