The Oranges Are Awkward

The Oranges is a film in which an older man has an affair with the younger daughter of his neighbour. That their affair is not a secret isn't so much the twist, as the older man in question is former Fry and Laurie/Black Adder/House star Hugh Laurie.

In fact, the movie is packed with comedic talent. Allison Janney, Oliver Platt, Catherine Keener. It's like someone looked at the big long list of comedians who rarely get starring roles, and hired them all. Even the 'kids' are an impressive collection, with the O.C's Adam Brody, and Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat. Leeighton Meester is going to have to do some heavy lifting to keep up with this group.

It's great to see Janney headline a film, as she is one of the more under utilised actresses. But it's even better seeing Laurie return to comedy after his near decade doing comedy-light on House. Shame he's using his American accent though. Suppose it's too much to ask Americans to accept so soon, that their favourite TV doctor is in fact a foppish Brit.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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