Sunday, June 11, 2006

A Movie to Avoid at All Costs

Here's the problem with bad movies these days -- they're not even reliable time-wasters. You can't just stroll into a cut-rate comedy and expect to have your brain pleasingly numbed for 85 minutes. Take The Break-Up. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, Chicago setting, some improv moments, generic romantic plot -- what could go catastrophically wrong? Almost everything. The script is truly awful on line-by-line and larger-structure levels, there is anti-chemistry between the leads, and the whole thing feels like it lasts about five hours.

A couple of friends and I created this blog space a few months ago in hopes of eventually getting people we know to contribute reviews of things they really don't like. To save everyone time. It's the type of place where, eventually, The Break-Up will find the home it deserves.


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