Movie Preview: For Will Ferrell and Julia Louis Dreyfuss, it’s all “Downhill” from here

Did you see the Swedish film “Force Majuere” a few years back?

It was a dark DARK comedy about a family falling to pieces on a Swiss ski trip thanks to the husband’s failing the most basic “man test” of all. An avalanche hits, and he flees — leaving his wife and kids…to DIE as far as they know.

And afterwards, when they don’t die, he has a lot of rationalizing, explaining and soul searching to do as the central relationship in his and her life finally falls apart.

It was so dark and um SWEDISH that it could be hard to see the comedy in all this tragedy.

But cast Will Ferrell and Julia Louis Dreyfuss in the leads, and any doubt is removed.

“Downhill”looks like THE film to see Valentine’s Day. No. Seriously.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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