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Love on the Side (2004)
Avoid, except if you like cheese.
This movie fell into my hands by pure accident, and boy is it a cheese-fest. Actually I can't even begin to describe how classic and predictable the plot is. A young girl (Marla Sokoloff) having a thing for a local stud (Barry Watson) is working a dead-end job while possessing some highly valuable, yet unnoticed artistic skills. The small town in which she resides is visited by a female exec (Monika Schnarre) from a "Big Town", who's got all the smart suits in the world and the looks of a supermodel. The following chain of events, including the exec's attraction towards a plain diner waitress, is so ridiculous and surreal that only a kinder-garden student might believe what is going on.
The acting is terrible, except for young Marla Sokoloff perhaps, whom we will probably see in better pictures. In addition, in an unfortunate decision the director chose to focus on Jennifer Tilly's bodily aspects, rather than her acting skills in portraying the character of Alma. I feel really sorry for her... and for the 7-year old director.
I guess occasionally one needs to watch this kind of movie to remind oneself of what the opposite side of the scale really represents. Not worthy, avoid at all cost: 1/10.
Hard Ball (2001)
Seen that, been there, done that. Boring.
*spoilers* This is yet another boring story of (insert an unpopular profession) leading a troubled kids' (insert an all-American sport name) team to swift victory. He is, of course, helping them all in their daily life along the way, though some doubts occur on his part. By achieving all that, the main character undergoes katharsis, which automagically makes him a better man. There also is an attractive lady (Diane Lane) connected to all this, as in all predictable productions of this type. We have seen this scenario over and over again. Not worthy. 2 out of 10.