Danny Collins (2015) - Biography, Comedy, Drama

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An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman
Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 26 out of 119 found boring (21.84%)

One-line Reviews (86)

The others who enjoy also the deep of the scripting , please move away further from this waste of screening time.

It's a film so likable and enjoyable that it's almost impossible for one to say it's bad.

Cliche bingo kept me alert as I watched the particularly snooze worthy scenes.

Danny Collins is a film that is filled with sappy, predictable, Hollywood bullshit...

Unfortunately, because the plot is boring, the conflict is predictable and the artistic focus is affecting, the whole feels far-fetched, rather than great.

Well, "Tom" Trite is how trite they write!

With politicians, you end with propaganda and with artists, you end up with advertising...

From a dull-sounding title unfolds a pleasant surprise .

That alone is enough to make the film entertaining.

It is a movie that wastes its hours on mediocrity, sometimes goes into the abyss of clumsiness and pointless melodrama.

A miscast Pacino makes a meal of his role in this predictable tale of rock star redemption .

Aside from that annoying kid (constant shouting was not needed to drive home she has ADHD), the performances were Subtle and engaging.

Incredibly this is one of his best films and I really enjoyed it from the start to the credits.

Although Danny is disturbingly high most of the time from constant drinking and drug taking (Welcome home, Cliché), the film adds heft by having Danny try to reconcile with his son, Tom (Bobby Cannavale, terrific partly because he doesn't overplay his usual working-class loudmouth), whom he has never met and his family, including sweet daughter in law, Samantha (Jennifer Garner) and charismatic granddaughter, Hope (Giselle Elsenberg, whom you should watch out for in the future—she's darn good).

The light it sheds on what it's like to be famous adds a very interesting dimension to this engaging tale of success, regret and the difficulties and rewards that always come with family.

I took the time to pay attention to this movie and I enjoyed it but I don't think all will because it was a bit long and it dragged out.

In an unpredictable world, anything might happen and so this man's journey tells the impact on the family he's going to meet.

And if we add to that competent moments of humor and a perfect soundtrack, the final result is an entertaining experience...

Quite Enjoyable .

Many people dream of the perfect life, one where they followed their dreams, one in which they never needed to grow old, boring and frustrated by everyday hassles.

We get so entrenched in the snappy conversations that we get impatient with the actual plot.

I mildly enjoyed it.

Danny has a concert where he plans to premiere his new moody song, but the audience grows impatient and demands he sings the boring golden oldies.

His character, while written well, could have been played in the typical fashion: drug use before a performance, boredom while singing the same old song, entitled charm while flirting with someone new, rehearsed ease with the stand-by pal, and escapism while at the nearest bar.

Two of the most-read critic review columns are somewhat polarized, one praising "Danny Collins" for its depth while the other writing it off as banal.

What happens next is predictable and a bit formulaic.

Pacino, in particular, imbues a potentially stock character with so much subtle layering that he single-handedly makes the movie worth watching.

"Danny Collins" (2015) is a bit formulaic, predictable but still a highly enjoyable movie.

Any movie that Al Pacino stars in is fine in my book - he always lights up the screen, always turns in unforgettable performances, and invariably takes a mundane story and makes it magical.

The cast, including Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer, all turn out solid performances, (Bening is fantastic, actually), but the enjoyable movie never catches fire with me.

Movie starts out engaging especially the dialogue - witty, sarcastic, poignant, etc. Acting matched as well.

Slow to start but enjoyable nonetheless .

The story is very compelling and satisfying.

Its a fascinating character, that's been bought to life, with dexterity.

All her scenes were breathtakingly entertaining.

The rather predictable trope of a family member felled by cancer and the positive outcome is what we expect.

However, I found plot summary of this movie quite intriguing and thought I'd give it a go.

Predictable yet very entertaining flick .

My review: I enjoyed it.

This is a Quality and Enjoyable Philosophical Picture with a Message that Never Goes Beyond What is Necessary to Keep the Cringes Away.

and more than entertaining.

The cast is heavyweight – Al Pacino as Danny, Christopher Plummer as his long-time manager/best friend, Annette Bening as the manageress of the hotel at which he is staying, and with whom he enjoys an enormously entertaining running flirtation, and Jennifer Garner as son Mike's wife.

While some of the events can be seen as a little cliché, they are typically done in original ways that make the clichés feel fresh.

Thank you for a wonderfully moving, gripping, emotional, funny and spot on performance of Danny Collins.

Other choice moments of cliché include Danny's inevitable fall from grace, the re-emergence of the "bad crowd" in the form of his fiancé and her lover (who I never bought Danny's acceptance of), and the even more inevitable redemption.

a bland script with a simple cliché story that you can predict the finale.

Predictably Entertaining .

In conclusion, I can give a moderate recommendation to Danny Collins as a pleasant film, despite being predictable and not very memorable.

What he discovers makes this movie worth watching.

Danny Collins (Al Pacino) is a very famous singer who, now in his elder years, has been reduced to singing the same repetitive hits on a tour where the average attendees are 50-60 year old women.

Al Pacino provide an engaging and entertaining performance as an aging rocker,Danny Collins who apparently cannot give up his hard-living lifestyle.

What's lost with a predictable story is made up by Al Pacino and his talent.

I saw this at a preview with my partner and we both enjoyed it.

It's like oatmeal for breakfast; healthy and bland.

It is a very slow paced movie that simply scrambles towards the finish line without packing a good redemption.

Despite the narrative are being extremely predictable, slight twists in the story and very interesting characters make this film a very enjoyable watch for the entire runtime.

It's not "bad", just after-school special-level boring and predictable.

Without it,viewers will definitely find it just an average and predictable melodramatic film.

Though this movie is slightly predictable, its sentimentality is deftly handled by the writer/director, Dan Fogelman.

Speaking of which this movie has an excellent blend of dry and wet humor offering a truly entertaining experience.

Trite as Trite can write .

The "Small" Role of the Child Actually is Used for Many of Pacino's More Quiet Return to the Feeling's He is Desperately Attempting to Get Back in Touch With and May Be the Heart of the Charm in This Winning, but Familiar and Predictable Tale of a Troubled and Successful Singer Riding the Adoration of His Fans While Abandoning and Escaping Reality that His Time has Come and Gone and He has Nothing to Replace it with.

And so it is in Danny Rose, where Al Pacino plays an ageing pop star who can still fill stadiums by singing the same banal songs that he made famous some 40 years earlier.

The movie is overwhelmingly trite and clichéd.

You could say it is the eye opener that makes Pacino reach out for his son and try to change his empty life around before it's too late.

Yet we see a frustrated man, bored of performing the same routine day in and day out.

Hugely enjoyable, if a little insubstantial .

It is a sweet story filled with challenges, but each and every one of them are easily predictable.

The other actors were all great, especially Annette Benning, but the story line was uninteresting and clichéd.

It's clearly a movie for an older set and I enjoyed it a lot more then The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Despite a rather trite and predictable narrative arc, "Danny Collins" rises above its clichés thanks to incisive writing by Fogelman and superb performances by Al Pacino, Annette Benning, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner and a young actress named Giselle Eisenberg.

The courting between Pacino and Benning is repetitive and boldly entertaining.

We should mimic paying the tickets for theaters like they mimic creating good , entertaining, energizing, deep or inspirational movies .

I know that this film has clichés, plot holes and it's predictable, but at the end of the day, you'll think of it as a very engaging, delightful, moving and innocent experience.

stuff meaning poor ego rich me, drugs, booze, sex innuendo), but it really got cliché overload with dad making amends with cast off son (with subsequent discord of course) plot hook.

Engaging despite its clichés .

I thought it was good, but not great; easy to watch, but it felt contrived and not deeply memorable to me.

The first few minutes of this film were interesting enough to capture my attention, but then it rapidly became dull.

" So it appears along the way that Danny made some different choices which are a reflection of an empty life.

The acting is top of the line, with the players pulling the story together like a breathtaking Russian ballet.

He was great in The Humbling but I thought the movie was a little slow.

The relation that he has or that he wants with Annette Bening is entertaining to watch.

Danny Collins is an easy entertaining movie to watch.

Predictable and sentimental tale of washed up rocker, still occasionally pulls at the heart strings .

The only reason I actually finished watching was to see how TRITE they would write the ending.

I have to confess that the storyline of Danny Collins is extremely engaging.