Trivial but entertaining
I think this movie got a low rating because it got judged by it's worst
moments. There is a diarrhea joke and an embarrassing nut-scratching
scene, but apart from that there are actually quite a few moments that
made me laugh out loud. Jason Lee is performing some wonderfully subtle
comedy in this movie and Julia Stiles manages to be pretty damn funny
herself. Apart from that this movie behaves like most romantic
comedies, after about 40 minutes into it you know how it is going to
end. (Which is better than most of them, where you already know after
+/- 5 minutes). Anyway, better movies to watch but definitely not the
Fightlikeagirl watch The Crow movie
A funny and enjoyable movie..
angeliz_gold watch Witness For The Prosecution movie
i want to see this!.
pkvashisht watch Lean On Me movie
andymak watch Jaws 3-D movie
kind of wierd, not a fan.
nenek kau watch Full Grown Men movie
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not a bad movie
I think the deal with this movie is that it has about 2 minutes of
really, really funny moments and it makes a very good trailer and a lot
of people came in with expectations from the trailer and this time the
movie doesn't live up to the trailer. It's a little more sluggish and
drags a little slowly for such an exciting premise, and i think i'm
seeing from the comments people having a love/hate relationship with
However, if you look at this movie for what it is and not what it could
have been considering the talent of the cast, i think it's still pretty
good. Julia Stiles is clearly the star, she's so giddy and carefree
that set among the conformity of everyone else, she just glows and the
whole audience falls in love with her along with Lee. The rest of the
cast, of course, Lee's testosterone-filled coworkers, his elegant
mother-in-law, his fratlike friend Jim and his bride-to-be all do an
excellent job of fitting into stereotypes of conformity and boringness
that make Stiles stand out in the first place.
Lee doesn't live up to his costars, i don't think, but you could view
that as more that they're hard to live up to. Maybe that's one source
The movie itself, despite a bit of slowness and a few jokes that don't
come off as funny as the writer's intended, is still pretty funny and I
found a rather intelligent film. The themes of conformity and "taking
the safe route" seemed to cleverly align on several layers. For
example, there was the whole motif of how he would imagine scenarios
but would never act on them until the last scene, or how he was
listening to a radio program on the highway talking about how everyone
conforms, or just how everything selma blair and julia stiles'
characters said and did was echoed by those themes of one person being
the safe choice and one being the risky choice.
The other good thing about the movie was that it was kind of a
screwball comedy in which Jason Lee has to keep lying his way through
the movie and who through dumb luck (example: the pharmacy guy turning
out to be a good chef) and some cleverness on his part gets away with
it for the most part.
While it wasn't as funny as i expected and there was a little bit of
squandered talent, but overall it's still a good movie..