I came for the Training Day comparison, and am not leaving disappointed.
It gets a star deduction just for Rachel McAdams' bad hair and wigs.
It is what it is - entertainment, and not 'meaningful' - but it delivers in spades. Its fun (other than the waste of Beckinsale - I was waiting for her to kick some butt), and the plot wasn't entirely original, but lets face it - this isn't an oscar winner - it's fun.
It was fun.
Gotta love Marky Mark. Good stuff - imho.
Well done. ... Having seen it too, I agree for the most part. Really nice description of the Kristofferson-Parton duet and Kristofferson's craggy croon. (That song got me a little teary-eyed.) For what the film was, essentially a 90-minute or so Hallmark card come to life, it succeeded more than a few times in being heartwarming, and I thought the romantic chemistry of the couples and camaraderie of the choir came through despite the script's shortcomings, and sometimes doe-eyed glances, cornball humor and bursting into song aren't such a bad thing. ... but it all can be a bit much too.
See if you can get The Ghost Writer for free, MajBiker. It's worth your time, and by not paying I think you avoid any moral conundrums.
I won't be paying to see anything the rapist polanski does.
Damn you, The! Duncan Jones is the man …
I love Bardi as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by his Source Code review.
You're going to have to be more specific, Pery.
You're an idiot...
I love Fincher as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by Panic Room.
Can't wait to see this -- Payne seems to always deliver such unique, thought-provoking films.
"It's like an unfunny Pink Flamingo's...except the ugly lady in drag has shit coming OUT of her mouth" - Me
PSTD: Post-Sandler Trauma Disorder.
I still haven't been able to shake this one, Joe. And I have a high tolerance for bad movies. Want me to watch Underworld? Sure. Sit through Live Free and Die Hard over and over? No problem. Heck, I can watch Tony Scott's Man on Fire and you won't hear a peep out of me (though I may need to stare at a white wall for a few hours to detox).
My review doesn't come close to conveying how awful this movie is. A reviewer at Film School Rejects calls Sandler's "Jill" performance "a drag act that becomes so excruciatingly unpleasant it inspires involuntary shudders and post-traumatic nightmares." Bingo.
It's as if Sal is somehow trying to negate the entire experience of seeing the film. A critical exorcism, if you will. Sadly, I fear this one will stick with him a long time.
Negative-integer rating. Awesome!
They squeeze out every last penny, Mark. Every. Last. Penny.
Interesting analysis. I have always wondered why studios pump out so many sequels when they know they aren't up to par when compared to the original. Just trying to milk the cow as long as possible, I suppose. Even if that means ruining the franchise name.
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