Three bad movies in a week. That has to be some kind of an achievement. Not one that I’m proud of that’s for sure, but just wait till we get to the good part. Never give up hope. Never!
Girl Most Likely (2012) – 4.5 (IMDb 5.6) – Comedy (USA)
I like Kristen Wiig, I think she’s really funny and a likable. She’s a good actress and she has done some good movies, like Bridesmaids. The fact that Girl Most Likely doesn’t work however is definitely not her fault or any of the other fantastic actors in this film like Matt Dillon, who seems to be the only one who’s allowed to be funny here. The film’s problem lies in the script aka the bad writing. Kristen Wiig’s character is not very sympathetic and doesn’t seem to care about anyone. As a consequence it’s hard to relate to her or hope that she succeeds. The direction is uninspired. Visually there’s not much going on. Most of the things that happen are completely preposterous or unrealistic. Continue reading
I really wanted to check out Woody Allen’s newest film last week, Blue Jasmine, but unfortunately I didn’t get to it. So instead I caught up with some obligatory Pedro Almodóvar. Why is that? Well, once again Allen inspired me to to so, because I noticed that he collaborated with quite a few people that Almodóvar has worked with, or is it the other way around? Either way, I was in the mood for some cinema español, but I made the unforgivable mistake of watching two movies by the same director in a row. Normally, that’s not an issue, but with auteurs making their films so personal, often discussing the same themes, creating the same atmospheres, casting the same actors etc. the problem is that I will now mix up the two films in my mind. It’s silly I know, but I’m sure this doesn’t only happen to me. Does it?
Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008) – 3 (IMDb 5.6) – Drama (Spain)