Hugh Laurie (House) returns to the big screen in this witty comedy
entitled The Oranges which revolves around the affair of a father
and his neighbours 24-year old daughter. The father in question is David
(Hugh Laurie), who is unhappily married to Paige (Catherine Keener) and
their 20-something year old daughter Vanessa is still living at home.
Life isn't the best for David nor his family.
David's best friends is Terry (Oliver Platt), the father from next-door
who is also married to Cathy (Allison Janney) but when their daughter Nina
(Leighton Meester) moves back home from San Francisco after a
relationship breakup, David and Nina soon start a not so secret
From happy neighbours to rivals, things begin to fall
apart very quickly for all involved which creates some rather amusing
situations. It's definitely a very quirky comedy that is excelled by the
Although Laurie once again proves why he is such a competent actor, the
stars of The Oranges for me were the wives Paige (Catherine Keener) and
Cathy (Allison JAnney) who play these bittersweet characters that are
quite polar opposites.
Leighton Meester should also be commended as the
young woman in the middle who has caused some utmost chaos for both
families. It's also great to see Laurie move away from his House
character and as a result, certain scenes in the film are hilarious.
the all, The Oranges is a quaint and quirky film that is fun from start
to finish and only loses itself a few times along the way.