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I usually go to matinees. When you work in a big city, you have that luxury ( I work in T.O. ). Therefore I have ended up seeing some films that I never would have had the chance to see otherwise. I remember A Simple Plan did not get a nation wide release, Playing by heart did not come to some of the smaller towns and even American Beauty took three weeks to come to my hometown of London Ontario. But for every good film that you get to see in a big city, you are suckerpunched by a piece of garbage like this. This film has bad everything. The acting is laughable, the plot is uninteresting, the directing is transparent, the scenes that are played for laughs are enbarassing and the scenes that are supposed to be dark and edgy are really stupid and completely unrealistic. If this film was written honestly there is no way that half of the scenes would have happened. I know that movies are supposed to ask you to suspend disbelief, but when you are sitting in the theater and you end up groaning more than ten or twenty times at the absurdity of the film and what it asks you to believe, then suspension of disbelief is a foreign phrase, I have no idea what it means because I do not care about the movie or it's characters.
To start with, Drew Barrymore is awful in this film. She can be charming and sexy and seductive and captivating when she has the right role, but when she is playing against what she is good at ( Never Been Kissed along with this one ) she bombs. I didn't care for her character, I didn't like her character and I certainly didn't care if she lived or died. I thought it would have been better if she was shot dead, that would have added a little edge to the film. Some people say that this is dark and sinsiter, PUH-LEASE!!! What was dark about this? Did you really think there was a chance that she would die? That would have been funny if she did though, but otherwise, this film is one of the worst films I have seen in quite sometime. And the only reason I saw it is because I had a couple of hours to kill before work started and Toronto has some great Silver City theaters. I saw this one at the Silver City in Square One. It was comfortable, air conditioned and they served M&M's at the time. There are worse things to do on a hot summer day. So even though the film was a disaster, the experience wasn't all bad. And thank you know who that I only paid 6 bucks to see it.
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