“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
– Someone who (obviously) thinks we’re doing ourselves a service.
I'll tell you what sucks – taking a drink of water, only to realize it's an extremely watered down and iced Sprite. Geee-rooooooosss. Usually the taste leaves you after a while, but that initial reaction, ugh. It kind of reminds me of the BMN from a few weeks ago, "My Best Friend's Girl," a romantic comedy starring (a quickly fading in popularity) Dane Cook and (I want to look more like my mom, so I slather make-up on everywhere)
Goldie Hawn Kate Hudson. Also, somewhere in there, you can add in Jason Biggs and Alec Baldwin.
I REALLY didn't want to see this movie. The reason? A Dane Cook rom-com. Blech. I already don't like his stand-up routines (which he allegedly steals from various sources), but when I heard about Cook ranting over the movie poster, it just reeked of movie stunt, which led me to believe that the movie needed anything it could get in terms of promotion.
So there we were, sitting in the theater to see a 17% Rotten movie just knowing it was going to suck.
That's when the nasty taste of Sprite came through instead of water.
The movie is funny. Not so funny that I'll run out and buy it or see it again in theaters. But it's funny. Dane Cook is lude and vulgar, sure, but it's the things that he, and Baldwin, say that are great. It's really a movie where the writers wanted to see how far they could push the audience before getting disgusted.
And therein lies the problem. This was pitched as a romantic comedy. Sure there were elements of a romantic comedy, but this was clearly more of a "Knocked Up," or, "American Pie" type story. You can't have couples going in there for a sweet date movie and only have the dude laughing while the chick sits there with her arms folded over. That's why I think it received such rotten reviews, because the critics were expecting one thing while being delivered something entirely different.
"My Best Friend's Girl" was easily the best bad movie I've ever seen. A 17% rating doesn't do it justice. I could see this somewhere in the 50's. If you like raunchy comedies, then I suggest watching it. The laughs you get are worth the time.
+ original post date: October 25, 2008 07:32 AM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night