My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.
We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.
CLICK HERE for our rating system
Now…onto the movie.
Funny little story to start this off. We’d originally chosen Machete to watch and review. Less than FIVE minutes into the movie, we walked out. Couldn’t stomach it. I suffered from post traumatic flashbacks the rest of the day, too. Okay, really, I didn’t, but almost. It was that disturbing.
So, the fantastic staff at Harkins Theatres let us go into a different movie and we chose Going the Distance.
Let’s just say, we were batting zero on our movie choices that day, but at least we made it through Going the Distance.
Okay, onto the movie for REAL this time
Teaser from IMDB:
A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.
This was the second worst movie I’ve seen. I made it through the entire movie, but it’s the second worst because even after only five minutes of Machete, it wins that honor!
Okay, sorry, tangent. I’m not here to talk about Machete.
Going The Distance could have been way up on there on the best movie list had they not riddled the dialogue with more F-bombs than I could have tabulated with a freaking calculator.
Look, I totally understand the language thing–if it fits with the character. Heck, some of my characters swear in my novels. Lots of the novels I read, both published and unpublished, have swear words. But they fit the character and aren’t constant–as in every single sentence. You know? There’s a difference!
There’s no faster way to ruin a movie in my eyes than with dialogue that makes everyone look like total idiots who can’t form a semi-intellectual sentences. Oh, and then top it off with random/lewd/gross sex jokes and scenes–that just made the movie even more pathetic in my eyes.
Some of the writing was rather witty, Drew Barrymore looked fantastic, but overall, I was put off within the first thirty minutes of the movie.
I mean, come on, they had a story line that could have carried the entire movie, they didn’t need to resort to such vulgar and ridiculous stuff–But they did.
Sorry, guys…you get my lowest rating
1 ticket –Don’t go see it. Give your ticket away
Did you guys see this? What’d you think?
Now run on over to KM Wilsher’s blog and see what she thinks of it!