Avoid This Movie

Jamie S. Rich, I owe you an apology. You were right and I was wrong.

When you reviewed The Ten you mentioned that you’d never really liked The State, and so I assumed that your blisteringly negative review was because it was a similar sort of comedy that just wasn’t to your taste. I put the movie on my Netflix queue, and it finally made it to the top.

I still have something like 25 minutes to go, and I think I will save my remaining brain cells and send it back partially-unwatched. That was one of the unfunniest, most wince-inducing (but for the wrong reasons), criminal waste of talents I have experienced in a long, long, long time.

Seriously, this movie completely wastes Liev Schreiber, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and Famke Janssen. Isn’t that against the law in several countries? My mind is still reeling over the sheer badness. (Doubly so because I thought the trailer was kind of funny.)

Avoid, avoid, avoid, avoid, avoid. Not even out of idle curiousity’s sake, people.

3 thoughts on “Avoid This Movie

  1. >Jamie S. Rich, I owe you an apology. You were right and I was wrong.

    Well, well, well. It appears that the broken clock that is me finally had one of its two times to get it right. What will be next, I wonder? I guess we’ll find out in 2042, when my life’s equivalent of 12 hours hits this point on the dial again.

  2. Ha! The funny thing is that since I more often than not agree with your movie reviews, your savaging of The Ten should have been a big red flashing light of warning. But noooooo…

    (Morbid curiousity got the better of me and I “watched” the last bits of the movie on fast-forward. Which is really the only way to get through the closing musical number, I’ve decided. Wow, even worse than I had thought.)

  3. Susan says:

    Shoot. It looked awesome.

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