#TIFF15: DAY 10 SPOTTINGS – SAM ROCKWELL, ANNA KENDRICK, MAX LANDIS + MICHAEL EKLUND
What a way to wrap-up TIFF ’15 a high note! Despite almost not making it across the border in time for her Mr. Right Premiere, Anna Kendrick would not disappoint fans tonight after missing her Press Conference completely. Premiering twice – at Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall – fans had a chance to connect with the stars of the Comedy!
Max Landis. This funnyman arrived at the Roy Thomson Hall Red Carpet for Mr. Right with a red nose!
Michael Eklund. This Canadian-born Actor also stars in Mr. Right and arrived with former Miss Universe Canada, Elena Semikina.
Sam Rockwell. This brilliant Actor was amazingly-generous with fans, more so than normal. Definitely not a stranger to the City. Commend him for stepping-up while Anna Kendrick had border woes.
Anna Kendrick always draws a crowd. After many issues crossing the border, she kept her promise on Twitter she’d see her fans at her Premiere.
Until, next year!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#TIFF15: “MR. RIGHT”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
Director Paco Cabezas takes the incredible screenplay from Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle) and creates absolute magic with the incredibly quirky fun romantic action comedy Mr. Right. Both Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick were certainly right in taking on this project as it is beyond entertaining.
We meet Martha (Anna Kendrick) who’s just gotten out of a relationship after her boyfriend cheated on her very blatantly. On a trip to the store one day shortly after she runs into Mr. Right (Sam Rockwell) who originally comes off incredibly-creepy and disturbing. However after his consistent persistence, Martha agrees to go on a date with him. The two get talking and right out of the gate he admits that he kills people, however Martha thinks he is just kidding and being ridiculous. The two proceed to fall for one another, until Martha begins to think that he actually is a psychopath and starts to become wary of him. However, this is where the Film gains its charm.
What makes Mr. Right work incredibly well aside from a brilliant absurdist script, is the chemistry that Rockwell and Kendrick have together. They are able to sell it so perfectly that it feels natural and not artificial making every scene they’re in together that much better. The comedy also exceeds extraordinarily well due to this incredible dynamic.
Mr. Right is an absolute delight from start to finish and is the perfect way to end off an incredible TIFF ’15. Make sure to make one of the three screenings during the end of the festival.