Monday, April 20, 2009

Crappy Movie Monday

My Best Friend's Girl

I get a Redbox code every Monday for the free DVD rental. Unsurprisingly, the high quality movies are few and far between. But, did I mention these crappy movies are available for F-R-E-E? How can I pass that up? The consequences for such a rental are pretty minor.

  1. I hate the movie and shut it off.
  2. I waste 1.5 - 2 hours watching a bad movie.
  3. I don't watch it.
And the worst possible outcome: I return it after 9 p.m. tomorrow night and have to pay $1.

I figured I would take the chance. I know, I know, I am quite the risk taker. You should probably warn your mom about me.

Today the primo choice available was My Best Friend's Girl, starting Dane Cook, Kate Hudson and Jason Biggs. The key to enjoying these movies is to completely lower your standards. If you have zero to no expectations, it is hard to be disappointed. As expected, MBFG was pretty craptastic. On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Freddy Got Fingered and The Godfather being 5, I give it a 3. Which means, it met all my expectations of being offensive, predicatable and (at times) relatively amusing. I am embarrassed to say that I laughed a couple times (don't tell anyone!).

What did I like?
  1. I liked most of the songs in the movie: 99 Red Ballons, Mercy, Crimson and Clover, The Man Comes Around (who doesn't love Johnny Cash?), At Last, Have a Little Faith in Me and My Best Friend's Girl. The fun soundtrack was probably the best part of the movie!
  2. I like Kate Hudson. (Again, don't tell anyone. I know, I know...her acting range is nonexistant. She is the Queen of Lame Romantic Comedies...I still like her.)
  3. Dane Cook makes me laugh. (Our secret.)
  4. It made me laugh. I would like to thank my low expectations for this.
  5. "Don't." "I'm don't-ing."
What didn't I like?
  1. I don't like Jason Biggs. (Again, a one dimensional actor, but I just don't enjoy his dimension. It is my perogative.)
  2. Dane Cook is a terrible actor. Is anyone surprised by this observation? I think not.
  3. Spoiler Alert -- Although, I truly doubt it, due to how predictable it was: Kate Hudson's character, Alexis, is stupid. It annoyed me. She was surprised that their relationship meant nothing. They never left the bedroom. How surprising. (Even though he really loves her. Ug. Lame. She makes him into a good person and begs for her forgiven. And then, of course, she takes him back. Duh.)
  4. They have a loud smack talk showdown in the middle of a restaurant.
  5. What was Alec Baldwin doing in this movie?

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