Brady's 80 for Brady review is an over-sentimental and ham-fisted comedy

Brady's 80 for Brady review is an over-sentimental and ham-fisted comedy ...

Brady's 80, which does not contain spoilers, is reviewed.

Tom Brady would not have allowed him to be involved in an over-sentimental, bordering on cloying, phony comedy that is as phony as they come. Movies like Book Club (I'm still confused about how this film has a greenlit sequel) and 2019's Poms are a great way to spend your time with your mom on Mother's Day.

Brady Review and Plot Summary: 80

All four of them are older adult women in their 80s. (Well, one of them reminds them she is still a fresh and young 75). They are all devoted New England Patriots fans. Well, more dedicated to what my wife likes to refer to as "Hot Quarterback Sunday," as they are a thirsty fan of Tom Brady. I mean, every human of any age in the Boston area suffers polydipsia over the guy.

Lou (Lily Tomlin) died from a treatment 16 years ago. Her close friends took care of her. Trish (Jane Fonda) and Betty (Sally Field) are all over the house watching Drew Bledsoe almost die from a hit by New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. A young, handsome, unassuming rookie quarterback came in to play for him. That man was Tom Brady (played by you already know Tom Brady).

The club gathers for a postgame celebration of the AFC Championship victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The duo (played by Michael O'Malley and Alex Moffat of SNL) will be giving away four tickets to the Super Bowl. They want to spend as much time as possible on seeing Tom.

Kyle Marvin is making his feature film debut, working with Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern's script. They would have put their own spin on the Golden Girl comedies of the past few years, and it's still going strong.

For one, the film is a super-generic script that is drained down of anything meaningful. Where Haskins and Halpern excelled before, which is a problem with most films about anyone over the age of 60, has mysteriously left them here. Their script is a much larger comedy. Why is it that when it comes to a film of the senior variety, they are cardboard cutouts?

You have Fonda's Trish, the sly, spitfire one, and Moreno's Maura, the uptight, smart one. Field's desire and regrets are seldom revealed in a road trip comedy, although they are rarely overlooked. The most notable is the Patriots won the conference championship, not the Steelers.

I will say the film is funny in one of the film's funnier scenes, where she rejects Friday Night Light's Alum Matt Lauria. Moreno gets the film's most consistent laughs, finding herself in the most absurd situations. Brady's mother went through her own treatment in 2017; that wasn't lost on me.

Is Brady's 80-year-old film a success?

Brady's 80-year-old self-defence will work well with specific groups, such as older adults, but most particularly Brady and Patriot football. While the film does have some laughs, Marvin's film is too broad to be anything but a bland and generic comedy outing. The combination of light-weight writing and heavy, ham-fisted delivery is too distracting to be truly enjoyable.

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