Watch: Paint 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – Carl Nargle, a local treasure with a soothing whisper of a voice, has been hosting his own painting show on Vermont public television for decades. His art captivates, and has attracted the attention of many women over the years, especially those who work at the station. But Carl is in a rut, and the station isn’t pulling in ratings. When a new painter is hired to revitalize the channel, Carl’s own fears regarding his talents as a painter are brought to the forefront..
Plot: Carl Nargle, Vermont’s #1 public television painter, is convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke… until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves.
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Watching PAINT dry would be more fun–
PAINT is as bad as you imagined it might be. It’s miscast. Owen Wilson does nothing more to disappear in this role as Carl Nargle (Bob Ross) than lower his voice and cover his head with a cosplay curly fro. Nargle’s supposed to be from Vermont. All you hear is Owen’s Dallas drawl. You never see the character he was supposed to be portraying — you only see Owen from Night at the Museum and Wedding Crashers. This movie wishes it was that memorable and funny.
Every single joke in this movie falls flat. The screenwriters even found a way to make comedienne Wendi McClendon-Covey unfunny. And there’s so much dead air when a joke is hurled — a long beat begging for the laugh. It was uncomfortable to watch.
Flashbacks are overused to tell a large part of the story that is both irrelevant and inconsequential. Worse, the de-aging used in the flashbacks was so unnecessary and disturbing to the natural flow of the story.
The entire movie felt like a dress rehearsal that should’ve never been filmed — let alone released to theaters instead of going straight to streaming.
“Paint” is permanently etched onto my Top 10 Worst Movies of 2023 List.
its no Joy of Painting
Greetings again from the darkness. You might wonder how a low-key painter becomes ubiquitous, evolving into the source of pop culture references in everything from “Saturday Night Live” to “Family Guy” to recent horror film SMILE. Bob Ross hosted “The Joy of Painting” on public television from 1983 until 1994. His soft-spoken manner and ability to connect with the audience while finishing a painting in 30 minutes drew in many dedicated viewers and turned him into an unlikely celebrity (as did the internet). Writer-director Brit McAdams uses Bob Ross as inspiration for his first feature film.
Though it’s certainly not a profile or biography of Ross, Owen Wilson’s portrayal of Carl Nargle is part tribute and part caricature, and it seems that McAdams wanted to go the comedy route, despite most gags and punchlines landing as softly as Carl Nagle’s signature sign-off, thanking viewers for finding that “special place.”. Whereas Ross’ whispery vocal seemed soothing, Wilson’s is kinda creepy. The comedy never really lands for a few reasons, but mostly because we don’t much care for Carl Nargle and his out-of-touch ego and misogyny … although this isn’t the fault of Wilson, who does his best with what he’s given.
Carl Nargle’s (a fictional character) painting show has been a long-time fixture on the Vermont PBS channel where he regularly creates landscapes featuring Mount Mansfield. His loyal audience ranges from the elderly at a senior citizen center to the frequenters of a local dive bar to the women drawn to Carl’s calm nature and fold-out bed in the back of his custom van. The latter group includes his ex, Katherine (a criminally underutilized Michaela Watkins), who is also the program manager, and Carl’s assistant Wendy (Wendi McLendon-Covey). His newest interest is the young intern Jenna (Lucy Freyer), who seeks to be the next to receive the gift of a painting, which Carl gives to each conquest. But times are changing for Carl. Station Manager Tony (Stephen Root) needs a ratings boost and seizes the opportunity by hiring Ambrosia (Ciara Renee) to bring in new painting blood. There is more to the competition between Carl and Ambrosia than painting and ratings and ego … it extends to Katherine, generating an entirely new dynamic.
The film has a lackluster feel to it. While some would-be intriguing topics are broached, none of them are explored to the point of creating any real interest. As for the comedy, there is no energy or sharpness. It comes across as believing many punchlines and situations are funnier than they really are. Everything is just a little off … doesn’t quite work as comedy, satire, self-discovery, or drama. To top it off, the timeline is confusing. While no cell phones are present, it never gives off a strong enough vibe for us to place the era. There is simply no joy in this painting.
Opens in theaters on April 7, 2023.
Original Language en
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Brit McAdams
Writer Brit McAdams
Actors Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Henry, Paul Kosopod
Country United States
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