Thursday, October 19, 2006

when silly movies attack

Tuesday: movie night chez the poet. He picks out two movies, assuming they are mindless entertainment.

One is Over the Hedge which is indeed cute animated fun with cartoon villains and a happy ending.

The other, alas, was The Break-Up which was marketed as a cute, funny, relationship comedy. No. Wrong. It was the worst year of my life, compressed into two hours. When I wasn't about to burst into tears, I was like a deer in headlights. There were two really funny moments, involving Jennifer Aniston's brother, but everything else was just not-funny. To add insult to injury, the ending was totally Hollywood bullshit.

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