BMN: What Happens in Vegas

“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
– Someone who (obviously) thinks we’re doing ourselves a service.

WhatHappens.jpgMan, I loved Ashton Kutcher in "Just Married." Just LOVED him. Know what else I loved? "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." That was an instant classic. I've been jonesing for a movie like either of them. Luckily, my prayers were answered with a movie that goes against everything I've ever learned about life. Usually, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But the movie, "What Happens in Vegas," turned my whole world upside down.

But didn't that movie come out like 15 years ago? Yes. Yes it did. Luckily, we've recently rediscovered a gem in Kansas City called the Metro North 6, a theater that plays movies as old as, as, as, as your mom (I'm really trying to bring that back... that and mooning, but this time as an insult... try it) and only costs $2 to get in (check out the Now Playing sign!). So when we dialed up to see what movie we could still see, rocking a 27% and STILL in 164 theaters was Ashton's latest and greatest.

Fully expecting a stinker, we were pleasantly surprised to this summer's "best" worst movie (so far). It actually wasn't a horrible movie. I didn't give a crap about anyone in the film or if they fell in love, got divorced or made fun of your mom. And I think that was the crux of the bad ratings -- no one cared about Diaz or Ashton. That and the fact that it was a paint-by-the-numbers rom-com.

I did make a few observations about the film, though:

So there you have it. "What Happens in Vegas" didn't suck. But it didn't rule.

+ original post date: August 7, 2008 08:00 AM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night


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