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.
A comedy that’s as gentle as a whisper
Owen Wison on the somewhat cheesy cover drew me into this, otherwise I would have let this one drift by as another Hallmark standard film. The reviews on here did not set my pulse racing, but decided to give it a try on a rainy Wednesday teatime.
And I loved it. There are well crafted characters, each convincingly portrayed by familiar faces working with an amusing and gentle script. There are no baddies present. Gentle comedy, with more than a handful of laugh out loud moments, which usually come by way of a nudge than a sledgehammer. Who could tell that a slowly emerging TV set could be (eventually) funny?
So yet another marmite movie, hate it?…move onto the next, or come back to it when in a more Zen mood maybe?
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Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Brit McAdams
Writer Brit McAdams
Actors Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Henry, Paul Kosopod
Country United States
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