The Way Back (2020)

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I couldn't make it 30 seconds into this trailer. Affleck's face is so stupid looking. This will unintentionally be a comedy

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idk film looks quite okay lol

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I'm still gonna see it but I hope I see it in an empty theater so that no one judges me for laughing.

Chance are the theater will be empty though since this is gonna flop.

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The first trailer grew on me, eventually to the point where I cry any time I watch it. This trailer seemed like it sidelined the alcoholism to focus more on the basketball team. I wonder if that was intentional or not. Either way, I'll see this simply because I need a good emotional kick in the ass.

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anything by Gavin O'Connor I'll watch. The fact that this is basketball focused is the icing on the cake

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Artemis wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 5:39 pm
I couldn't make it 30 seconds into this trailer. Affleck's face is so stupid looking. This will unintentionally be a comedy
That's pretty mean.

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Ben has been publicly battling alcoholism while still staring in movies with A-list directors and casts. I wouldn't go so far as to say he is washed up. It isn't like he is a bad person, just had a few misfires

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Well alcoholism and addiction is a illness that unfortunately for him does not discriminate.

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It almost feels like Affleck and McC almost synchronise the ups and downs of their careers with each other.


- Both made their breakthrough with Dazed and Confused back in 1993.

- Late 90s they had success with starring in Oscar drama films like Amistad and Shakespeare in Love

- Early to mid 2000s both started to go off course with poorly recieved action or rom com films like Sahara or Daredevil

- Early 2010s their careers took off into new heights, appearing in stuff with critical as well as commercial success, such as Interstellar, True Detective, Argo or Gone Girl.

- Mid to late 2010s saw them both going into a second hiatus with commercial disappointments and critically panned films like Justice Leage, Live by Night, Dark Tower or Serenity.

- Their latest films have both been mildly successful. Affleck had Triple Frontier and McC appeared in The Gentlemen.

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