Post by Nashville Predators on Feb 19, 2006 19:58:59 GMT -5
Movie Title: Elizabethtown Director: Cameron Crowe (Jerry McGuire) Notable talen....er.. actors: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon STARS out of 5: * (1)
Review: What a boring date movie. Rented for the purpose of sitting on the couch on Valentines Day with the fiance and both were bored to tears. Personally, I have a severe bias towards any Kirsten Dunst movie with her as the lead actress or romantic interest. I am forced to suspend reality simply too much to believe that her ugly troll faced pebble toothed maw can capture a male characters interest so much that he could fall in love that deeply and profound following the loss of his father. A very pretentious movie with a good soundtrack.
I had no problem with it. Certainly wasnt the greatest move that I have ever seen but it was watchable as a renter. Like you I saw it on Valentines with the wife. Moved a little slow at times and was often predicactable. Made me laugh a few times though. Certainly wasnt touched by the scenes that were supposed to be touching though. Overall it was passable for what it was supposed to be, a typical hollywood love story which has more fantasy than reality in how the love develops. 2.5 out of 5.
I think Kirsten Dunst falls in to the Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Franka Potente, Drew Berrymore, category of actors who are good-looking people in one scene and ugly in the next. She was way hot around the time of the Virgin Suicides though. IMO AJ Cook has way passed her since then though (loved her in Final Destination 2). Also during the "Bring It On" Time.
BTW Orlando rulse, at least in LOTR. Legolis was the man. Kingdom of Heaven was a good movie too. Priates SUCKED ASS once the ghosts came out, it just got stupid. Reminded me of From Dusk til Dawn which was one of the best and worst movies ever put together to make an overall average movie.
Cal's Date Movie Picks: If you have to watch them to make her happy, you might as well enjoy it too 1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Surprisingly funny, and after giving us a new way to look at high school girls in Dazed and Confused Matthew McConaughey will always be cool.
2. Down with Love. Not a typical date movie and quite quirky. Ewen is the man since Trainspotting. Made me laugh and is surely original.
3. Love Actually. Quite good, typical British Humour. Hugh Grant only plays one charachter in all of his movies, but if his "goofy charming" act does not wear thin on you his movies are quite watchable, this more than most. Was quite funny and they did a good job inter-twining all of the different story lines.