Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The downside to Richard Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette is that it doesn't feel like a Richard Linklater film. It feels like a film he might have done for hire, or for a lark. But after that one downside, there's nothing left but upsides. Whereas it lacks Linklater's usual shambling, lackadaisical, rough-at-the-edges touch, his special kind of filmmaking magic collides with a chirpy, neurotic story and meets it in the middle. It feels alive, measured like a heartbeat, not too sluggish and not too high-pitched. Linklater adapted the screenplay, from Maria Semple's novel, with co-writers Holly Gent and Vince Palmo; they both co-wrote Me and Orson Welles, but have been with Linklater since the near-beginning, both with behind-the-scenes credits on Dazed and Confused...