I often read movie reviews and afterwards wonder why I bothered. The films critics love I usually find dull and the ones they hate, I fall in love with. Of the last three films I watched, I liked two that the critics didn’t like and wasn’t overly impressed with one they raved about.
Going the Distance
This film starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long is a cute, funny and honest rom com about a couple struggling with a long distance relationship. I really enjoyed the humour and realistic romance and thought the leads had great chemistry. However, reviews were mixed and it has a 51% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
I think the problem for me was this was over-hyped and I had high expectations. This film is a comedy about a motley crew of bridesmaids starring and written by Kristen Wiig. I found the film funny and honest in places and the second half really picked the film up but parts were totally over-the-top and gross out. However, this film has 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Adjustment Bureau
This film is a thriller romance about a man who falls for a girl that he’s not supposed to. The Adjustment Bureau try to rearrange his life so they won’t be together but he has other plans. I thought this film was smart and pacey with an intriguing premise and I loved the two leads played by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. I think you like Inception you will enjoy this film. The reviews for this were also mixed with 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
I think I’ll always fall for movies that speak to me in some way not just because they are well made or have an Oscar. The films in my collection that I watch the most aren’t the critically acclaimed ones, they are the ones that make me laugh or cry and that let me pretend for a couple of hours that you can really fall in love in a day and Mr Darcy may knock at my door in the future
So I guess I should read reviews lightly in the future and follow my gut instinct as to whether I’ll enjoy a film or not because we really do all have different tastes.
What films did you like that the critics blasted?