Today I tried to turn my movie-luck around and the vehicle of choice was 27 Dresses. It didn’t work. The romantic comedy genre seems to be such a rich field from which to harvest a film. The problem is the vast majority of romantic comedies are not very funny, and they aim straight for the obvious outcome. Such was the case with 27 Dresses. Given the cast, I had high hopes, but again I see that talented performers can’t work magic with a lifeless script. Too bad.
I was thinking about this film and how, much like with Ghost Rider, I really didn’t care what happened to the characters. This is fairly unusual for me and films. So is not being able to sit through the whole thing without being distracted. I think it’s probably best that you not really pay attention to what I think about movies for a time.
My attention-span isn’t what it should be, which makes me question how useful my opinion really is. Strangely enough, I find it a lot easier to watch a movie if I’m not alone. I know, weird. I can’t explain it.
I still maintain that 27 Dresses is not a shining star in the romantic comedy genre, however. It’s barely average.
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