‘Calvary’ is a dark, Ireland-set drama, a tale with gallows-humor trimmings that examines the difficulty of holding onto one’s faith, set against the backdrop of the scenic Irish coast.
Like its predecessor, it has a sense of humor, but is still too self-important.
They’re known as ‘The Sapphires,’ but not because they sing the blues.
What gives writer-director Judd Apatow’s latest slice-of-life comedy its “oomph” is the sometimes brutal honesty on display in this exploration of marital struggle and parenting fumble.
The double-meaning title makes it sound like a movie about a childless person whose friends have children. But it’s actually a movie about friends who decide to have a child.
Some adaptations are merely loose. This one is untied, untethered, and untoward.