My sister’s an accountant. And I don’t think she would have had a clue what was going on in this film. That’s not to say it was bad – just a lot of it didn’t make sense to me until I had Googled it after. (And I claim to know what I’m talking about?!)
The cast was brilliant, granted. Anything with Anna Kendrick in and I’m sold. She’s witty, self-deprecating, but strong. And I love her. As well as Affleck, J. K Simmons stars. Though I can’t help but feel he was slightly misplaced. While he did a great job – as he always does – the role felt a bit gratuitous. Like they panicked after they got a superstar in the role and tried to make the part more meaty than it needed to be.
The Accountant follows the story of an autistic, small-town accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organisations. It’s a good watch for sure but there are moments that felt a little forced. And I wish we could have seen more of Affleck and Kendrick’s characters’ relationship play out. Plus a few scenes went on far too long for my liking. Maybe it just wasn’t really my kind of film. But my dad really enjoyed it. So I’ll take that as credit enough.
Remember My Mother and Other Strangers is back tonight at 9pm. He enjoys that too.