Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, which stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, is a charming if slight cautionary tale about the monsters that people become when they drink.

Hathaway plays Gloria, who we meet just as her yuppie boyfriend (Dan Stevens, in a largely thankless role) throws her out of his apartment because she’s a drunken mess who’s “out of control.”

Broke and unemployed, she heads back home to New Jersey, where she crosses paths with Oscar (Sudeikis), an old classmate who inherited his father’s dive bar where he entertains his two cronies, comic relief Garth (Tim Blake Nelson, funny) and plot device Joel (Austin Stowell, bland), while she stares longingly at the bottles behind the bar. Read more…

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Alcohol is the scariest monster in Anne Hathaway’s ‘Colossal’