Friday, March 28, 2008

Worst Movie Ever

People are usually passionate about things they like, but Kulani and I can be rather passionate about things we hate. Recently, we saw a movie together that honestly could be filed under the "Worst Movie EVVVVEEERRR" category. Before this time, Kulani thought Hope Floats was the worst movie he'd ever seen, and he wasn't quiet about sharing it with people. (Let's just say a few of my friends were personally insulted because they count Hope Floats as one of their favorites, and they felt that disliking it was like disliking their kids.) But this one surpassed it, or rather, underpassed it. It's called The Wedding Date, and if you're like me and watch movies to see for yourself whether it really is that bad, be aware that I warned you. Highlighting just a few of the stupid parts is difficult because the sum and parts of it were just dumb. As we discussed why we both hated it so much, Kulani described that it was like a teacher asked a group of junior high girls to write a movie script that would be entertaining, cute, and sweet, and the group of girls tried to put in every idea possible about break-ups, marriage, and romantic ideas.






I can't believe I'm even taking the time to add a picture of this movie to this blog; the movie definitely doesn't warrant a picture post. I don't know how someone could get the formula for "chick flicks" so wrong, but they did. On the TV show Top Chef, the judging chefs are fond of saying, "If you taste it and it's not good, don't serve it." They shouldn't have served that movie after watching it, or perhaps they didn't bother watching it before serving it. It's two hours of my life I'll never get back, and now I'm wasting another half hour blogging about it. I personally like the acting abilities of Deborah Messing, but this was awful. And the lead guy character, Dermot Mulroney, is just plain bad. The writing for his part was awful, and his acting was worse. His character was essentially a male prostitute. For me, one of the dumbest lines of the movies was when he and Deborah Messing are lying down on the bed (clothes on) talking, and he says to her, "I'm allergic to fabric softener. I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies. And I think I'd miss you even if we never met." I'm thinking, "Who the heck thought it would be clever to throw in that he majored in comparative literature at Brown?" Maybe I could believe SUNY, but Brown? That just seems snobby for snobby sake.

So why didn't we turn off the movie and just go to sleep? It was like a train wreck. We couldn't believe how unbelievably bad the movie was. We kept waiting for it to get better. And unlike some movies that you stop watching because you think your soul is going to hell (see American Psycho, for example, if you can stomach watching the whole thing, which we could not), this one felt more like trying to figure out a jugsaw puzzle that had a bunch of other puzzle pieces from other puzzles mixed in. So Hope Floats, you are not the biggest loser.

9 comments:

go mom go said...

Do I dare rent it just to see how bad it is? No thanks! I trust you. I won't be watching that one anytime soon.
Angela N.

ellenandron said...

In the way of light romantic comedies it wasn't that bad because despite the poor writing AND directing AND ESPECIALLY the choppy editing, the characters were appealing, the score was cute and it had a little glam. (Amy Adams is beautiful) Messing, who can be wonderfully funny, was unfortunately encouraged to use every trite comedic stunt in her repertoire, and her hair and costuming were dreadful.
However, Mulroney, who I felt did the best he could with the weak script, is DELICIOUS eye candy in this role. Gals, you just might want to play Wedding Date without sound, just to look at him. Gorgeous!

Lion & Lioness said...

I too didn't think it was all that bad. Yes, it had it's moments where Leo and I would look at each other and laugh about how silly it was but overall it is exactly what one should expect. A very cheesy, romantic, comedy. (if you dare call it a comedy)
(I too love Deborah Messing. She will forever be Grace Adler to me.)

Morkthefied said...

EllenandRon, I have no idea who you are, but thanks for contributing. What Jill says is right. It had all the parts, but for us, all the parts just didn't add up. And Mulroney may be eye candy, but just like men tend to like women who are hot, they don't want to marry the woman if that's all she's got. For me, two hours is too long of a date to just druel over someone. Eventually, the guy's got to tell a joke or something to make me laugh. Otherwise, there will be no second date. And as it turns out, I haven't seen Mulroney in much since he made this movie, as the new eye candy in all the movies seems to be Mark Ruffalo.

P.S. I'm curious what my blog readers consider to be the worst movie they've ever seen. Please chime in.

Karin said...

Hi Cindy - this is Karin again. It might take me a while to get back to Idaho or Utah - (if the dollar stays this low, we might go to the US this fall, but in that case we'll probably visit some friends in Arizona...) but if you ever make it to Sweden, you definitely should give me a call!
Btw - when it comes to bad movies, have you ever see "The Family Stone"? Dermot Mulroney is in that one, as well. I hope I won't offend anyone, but I have to say it's one of the worst movies I've seen in the past few years - some scenes are so over-the-top-sentimental that they're actually quite funny.

MarySquare said...

Thanks for the review and I'll avoid watching the movie. I was with you and Kulani in the theatre when we saw Hope Floats, and I agree, awful! It didn't make matters any better when they projectionist had the movie set wrong and the boom mike kept appearing in the shot. Ha!

But, you must stay away from the abomination that is "Baptists at our Barbecue." Oh dear, so so bad, I had to turn it off and that is a rare thing for me. Oh, another chick-flick that I can't abide, "Sweet Home Alabama." Awful! I'll have to think about some other worst movies...

Morkthefied said...

I sooo wanted Sweet Home Alabama to be good. I LOVED seeing Legally Blonde with you, Mary (I think it was you, or was it Hetty?), so I thought Sweet Home Alabama would be good too. So I invited some friends on open night. We even purchased our tickets from Fandango, which makes it a dollar more per ticket, as you know. But after the show, I had to apologize to my friends. I was embarrassed I'd made them pay premium prices for a dollar movie at best.

Karin, same feelings with the Family Stone. I so wanted it to be good, and it had elements that might have made it good, but it ended up just dissappointing me. It seemed trite. I still love that Rachel McAdams, so I'll forgive her this one. But oh boy did that movie lack real heart in a movie that was supposedly touting ALL heart.

Morkthefied said...

P.S. If I write something you don't agree with, feel free to give the other side. For me, movies are the one topic I am completely open to having disagreements and agreements.

MarySquare said...

Must chime in with another stinker of a movie -- Ocean's Thirteen. We rented it this weekend and it was so cheesy! You could telegraph the gags from a mile away. Ocean's Eleven = awesome. Ocean's Thirteen = Stupid!