3 bad movies

I watched 3 bad movies over the weekend, each of which suffered more from predictability rather than terrible writing or acting. The offenders were:

  1. You, Me & Dupree – I think Owen Wilson’s innate charm is wearing thin. This movie just annoyed me.
  2. John Tucker Must Die – to be honest, this movie was actually better than I expected. Seeing as all teenage rom/coms are essentially the same, I at least was entertained throughout the movie.
  3. The Oh in Ohio – An “indie” film about sexual dysfunction in America. Fine enough, and it was pleasant to see that Mischa Barton was playing a different character from her O.C. role, but still, too predictable, and a little overly cutesy.

Aside: Why is fictional America (and I’m assuming, by extension, factual America), so hung up on sex? A recurring theme across this movie was sexual repression – women horrified by the idea of masturbating, or calling more exploratory women sluts, etc. – this was all played straight more or less, as if it’s a generally accepted paradigm, rather than something to be laughed at. The women who masturbated or had more sex were played for awkward humor. It’s really baffling to me.

4 Replies to “3 bad movies”

  1. I hate when I have to sit through crappy movies, but it seems like lately I’ve been doing a better job of avoiding them in the first place. I work with Disney and hear about ebert and roeper’s show a lot. I always miss it on tv but lately I have been checking it out online at http://www.atthemoviestv.com. I think I like the website better anyway because there are online exclusives and you can watch whichever reviews you really want to see. Anyway, you might wanna check it out so you don’t get stuck with anymore “dupree” type movies. =)

  2. I hate when I have to sit through crappy movies, but it seems like lately I’ve been doing a better job of avoiding them in the first place. I work with Disney and hear about ebert and roeper’s show a lot. I always miss it on tv but lately I have been checking it out online at http://www.atthemoviestv.com. I think I like the website better anyway because there are online exclusives and you can watch whichever reviews you really want to see. Anyway, you might wanna check it out so you don’t get stuck with anymore “dupree” type movies. =)

  3. Simple answer…hung up on sex because of RELIGION. This is mostly true in the South. Parents tell their children that sex is bad, bad, bad. Ever heard of True Love Waits? That is what they do to children/teenagers and then when you grow up and get married or have any sort of relationship other than just friendship you are tormented because you don’t know if you should continue thinking sex is bad, bad, bad or realize that now you are grown and can make your own decisions that sex is good, good, good. It’s a horrible thing that America is so hung up on this topic.

  4. Simple answer…hung up on sex because of RELIGION. This is mostly true in the South. Parents tell their children that sex is bad, bad, bad. Ever heard of True Love Waits? That is what they do to children/teenagers and then when you grow up and get married or have any sort of relationship other than just friendship you are tormented because you don’t know if you should continue thinking sex is bad, bad, bad or realize that now you are grown and can make your own decisions that sex is good, good, good. It’s a horrible thing that America is so hung up on this topic.

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