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Cutthroat Island (1995)
People who hate this movie obviously never watched pirate movies as a kid.
Most people hate this movie because of cheesy special effects, no chemistry between the main characters, unbelievable plot, etc. Taken as a movie of substance, similar to other dramas of today, yes it's true it doesn't have much to offer. *BUT* I don't think that is what the producers intended when they made this movie.
This movie is a grand epic of a pirate movie in the same genre as the pirate movies of the thirties and forties. As such, it's a fantastic movie. You get all the glitzy, whiz-bang, completely-unbelievable-in-real-life special effects that you saw in the old pirate movies. And the fantastic filming locations, along with the great views. And the outlandish costumes and sets. You also get the heroes continuously triumphing over the bad guys regardless of how dire the circumstances. I think the producers did a great job. The one mistake they made, and it is a big one, is making it unsuitable for the eight to twelve-year-old's that would enjoy the movie the most.
Still, it's one of my favorite movies. But I'm also a big fan of Geena Davis.
Dr. T and the Women (2000)
Hands down, the worst movie I've ever seen.
As far as I can guess, a bunch of producers were discussing movie ideas, possibly jotted down a basic plot, but threw it all away before ever developing even the semblance of a full movie. Some janitor(s) then pulled it all out of the trash, got a bunch of his/her/their friends together, and tried to scrape a movie together. Either that, or someone in Dallas with a lot of money bribed the studios into letting them make this movie, without hiring a (qualified) producer.
The movie has a very basic (and somewhat overly done) plot - a handsome, successful doctor has a hard time dealing with all of his rich, female patients, but manages to find the woman for him - but that's all it has to offer. Granted, whoever produced this movie did manage to include an aging ladies' man of an actor, a popular-at-the-time actress (who really should have known better), an aging actress apparently willing to do anything to get a part, and a few other second-string actors/actresses, to appear in this movie, but they seemed to have forgotten to hire a director, an editor, or a writer who can write higher than the third-grade level.
The movie meanders on and on, with quite a few side-plots introduced (including an aging (ex-)wife that obviously has health problems but we never find out if they're mental or physical), but the movie never really comes to a point, nor do we see any sensible conclusion to the side-plots. And, the ending is so far-fetched it borders on the realm of sci-fi/fantasy (especially if you know ANYTHING about the geography of Texas or the Southern United States).
About the only good thing that can be said for this movie is that it has sunk to some all-time lows as for as the tricks it'll pull to draw in viewers.