I'll wait, as usual for the hype to quiet.. That means till I can watch it free and, as coincidence, remain free of expectations of any kind.
Good case in point as I write this....and here's why... Sandra Bullock had two movies out at same time time in 2009.For one of them she won an Oscar
and it was indeed deserved, in context.
For the other one.. she wont the Rotten Tomatoes Worst Actress award.
. Which by the way, she had the good grace and humor to accept personally... and that tells you a lot. Some about her, more about the people who actually comment on movies; read the comments in the link!
- Which of those two movies will you watch more than once? That's easy.. It was labeled as romantic comedy and not one reference to 'farce' which is another name for life-parody. But it carried a whole bagload of 'messages' about the human condition. And why we shouldnt take anything all that seriously. It's how we survive.
Why all the pans?!!! I think..because those commenters recognized either themselves or someone they respected and it bothers them to have to think about how shallow and obsessed they are in their thinking, and how stupid they might look if they just were themselves.
I love and would like to spend some party or happy hour time with every character in 'All About Steve'
I dont want to be around those pretentious quasi intellectual mush for brains idiots who wrote those comments.
I would have to be careful of any small talk I made to avoid offending them. With the movie characters.. and PROABLY the actors who played them.., I could say what I think. Like I do here.. cuz really I dont give a shit what you think about my opinions and if you're offended, I just want you to consider them.
And that's why I love Sandra Bullock.. her infatuation with that narcissist punk Jesse James, notwithstanding. She really doesn't care.. she knows whats good and what isnt. Serendipity sez.. an Adam Sandler movie follows 'all about steve. Another guy I would love to be around.
Here's a hint to my thinking process about these lay cinematic experts as well as those who make 'message movies': What single subtextual message do Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Samurai, Dances With Wolves and Avatar have in common?
- What do you think those RT commenters would answer? My thought is most couldnt get deeper into it than the top layer.
Think. For. Yourself.