This weekend brings “The Fault In Our Stars” (our review), the twee story of two teens, with cancer, who fall in love, all while the story builds to a climax that will require you to have a box of Kleenex at your side, at the ready. But if you have some hankies left over, perhaps you can save them for “Lullaby.”
An ensemble of mostly people we like, the dramedy brings together Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Brown-Findlay for the tale of a young man, and his family, dealing with the impending death of their father. The movie, at least thus far, promises to be cutesy, manipulative, heavy, dramatic and funny but curiously, none of it looks remotely interesting. And we’d wager there’s a good reason that this movie has been sitting on a shelf for a while.
But hey, we’re open to being pleasantly surprised, and we’ll if that’s the case when this opens on June 13th.