Results full movie review - results (2015) new release comedy film review amazon instant watch
By Melissa Antoinette Garza
I only recently heard of this film, but the reviews have been extremely
positive. Though still in cinemas, it is currently available for rent
off Amazon streaming.
Results follows gym owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and the complicated
relationship he has with employee Kat (Cobie Smulders). When Danny
(Kevin Corrigan) recently acquires a hefty inheritance from his
estranged mother shortly after a divorce, he decides to use a portion
of it to get personal lessons from Trevor's gym with the hopes of
successfully being able to withstand a punch.
Despite Trevor being wary, Kat insists she takes the job as she wants
more clients. Danny has an instant attraction to her and she's not
completely uncharmed by him. After stopping by his house to get high,
they have a romantic encounter which most certainly means more to Danny
than to Kat. When she comes over for her next session, Danny has a jazz
band and a romantic dinner waiting. She becomes furious and storms out.
She runs to Trevor who is jealous as he and Kat were former lovers.
Though it's obvious Kat wanted more, Trevor whose philosophy is based
on visualizing goals and attaining them, didn't see her as a long-term
part of his life. Despite his own feelings and affection for her, he
insists on keeping their relationship professional.
Trevor calls Danny to threaten him, and when Danny is unimpressed with
the tactic, Trevor shows up at his house. The two end up getting along
and Trevor even starts training Danny to become stronger.
They become such good friends that Danny purchases 50% of the business
to help Trevor's goal of expanding become a reality. A falling out of
sorts occurs when Danny discovers Trevor's feelings for Kat. This is
done extremely well as it's not for the usual rivalry reasons seen
within most films depicting two people who share an affection for the
The focus isn't on a love triangle, but instead the existence of three
decent yet flawed individuals and the way in which each person impacts
the other. The strengths and weaknesses of the trio compliment one
another and help each find success in all avenues of their lives.
From start to finish I enjoyed this movie immensely. It will certainly
be one I purchase once available. The characters are believable in The
acting both from the main players and the supporting cast is fantastic.
Giovanni Ribisi portrays a corporate lawyer Danny befriends in a bar
trying to score weed. I've always loved Ribisi's work and have followed
his career for years. Whereas friends of the main characters can
sometimes be easily forgotten, Ribisi really brings out the
eccentricity in his portrayal to ensure, it won't be soon forgotten.
Another side character who brought so much to the table was Danny's
ex-wife Christine (Elizabeth Berridge). At one point Danny thinks about
going back to his ex, despite objections from Trevor. Rather than
making Christine a caricature of the evil ex, Berridge portrayed her as
a genuine and sympathetic woman who cares enough to be there for Danny
when he's trying to reassess his life.
Berridge is Kevin Corrigan's real-life wife. She also played beside him
on Grounded for Life as his girlfriend Amy which of all Eddie's
girlfriends was my favorite and the one who stands out the most. Amy
was a hilariously demented character, and Berridge flawlessly walked
the line keeping her sympathetic and crazy without making her a
villain. I really hope to see Berridge in some new projects soon as she
always adds so much to any production.
Both Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders were fantastic in their roles. They
shared great chemistry and portrayed each character with a level of
realism and intelligence.
Smulders was tough as nails as Kat without going overboard into Tomb
Raider style badass-ery. She calls out a woman for not paying her bill
on time and eating a cupcake with such a nonchalant aura of confidence
that was both hilarious and cutthroat.
Last but never least, Kevin Corrigan stole every scene he was in. Danny
could have been easily portrayed as a joyless person. He's a little
insecure, depressed, bored, lost contact with his mother for years
before her death, tries too hard and fails with women ? the list goes
on and on. Corrigan breathes life into Danny with his expressions,
mannerisms, and humor which makes for some of the funniest scenes in
recent cinematic history. Corrigan is one of those few actors who when
walking in a room immediately takes over the scene. In everything he's
in, opposite anyone, he just has that capability. The attention is
drawn to him like eyes to Fireworks on the 4th of July. It's like Henry
Fonda in 12 Angry Men (1957) or Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun
(1961). Even when on screen with the best in the business, everyone is
watching them because they have a level of talent which is unsurpassed.
I really can't recommend Results enough. It was unique, hilarious and
surprisingly very original in the portrayal of each character. Seek out
a local theater showing the film or order it from your home on Amazon