The obvious question is "Why?" Why remake a film that was its own slice of perfection in the first place? The remake in question is Downhill, the new Will Ferrell/Julia Louis-Dreyfus flick that's practically a carbon copy of Ruben Östlund's 2014 Swedish dark comedy Force Majeure, in which a married couple faces an existential crisis while on a skiing holiday in the Alps. While "money" is certainly a reason to remake anything, I'd be very surprised if the producers of Downhill recoup whatever they put into it, for while Ferrell and Dreyfus are certainly an enticing comic draw, this movie is a FUCKING BUMMER, gang.

by Wm. Steven Humphrey
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Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods