Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Once again, the critics are bollocks

For my birthday, Alli and I had a "Shane Day". I got to pick where we went, what we ate, etc. So for our mid-day movie, we went and saw the critically-acclaimed movie, Sideways, a movie that has opened to much laud and praise from nearly every critic in the land and is a prime example of why I am not a critic.

The movie was terrible. Not The Singing Detective terrible, but terrible nonetheless. Sure, the acting by Paul Giamatti was, as always, spot on. However, the movie was useless except for one minor 2-minute scene between Giamatti and Virginia Madsen where they are talking about what got them into wine (this presents another one of my problems with the movie - I loathe wine). But this conversation between the two is so good that it almost makes the rest of the movie worth it.

Who am I kidding? There was no WAY that made the movie worth it.

I'm really pulling for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I hope it wins everything.

1 comment:

Beth said...

So I just saw "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" a couple of nights ago because I've heard such rave reviews about it. I would not say it was a bad movie because the acting was some of the best, especially considering the actors played completely different roles than what one would expect. Although, I will definitely say it was one of the strangest movies that I've ever seen. I think I liked it because of the strong acting but when it comes to the storyline, I just can't decide.