Sunday, February 19, 2006

RUMOUR HAS IT - enough with the Unfunny

What did I do when I wasn't laughing at this movie? I wondered why, if the movie is set in 1997, Jennifer Aniston is carrying a 2005 Cruise collection Gucci handbag. It turns out that I am not the only one not to be feeling the love for this movie. Costner apparently had the original director fired half-way through shooting. That director was replaced by Rob Reiner. Rob Reiner directed THIS IS SPINAL TAP, perhaps the funniest movie ever made. How are the mighty fallen.

RUMOUR HAS IT is on global release.

11 comments:

  1. I'm very sad that all the movies I want to see get bad reviews from you. Maybe I just like dull cinema, but I've never thought so before. Although, I am often easily amused, so perhaps it is so.

    Have you watched "Born into Brothels"? It is a documentary set in India. I would be interested to read your take on it if you wish to review it.

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  2. Perhaps I am jaded as I watch A LOT of movies. Even mediocre flicks get heavily marked down by me. And I really like Maclaine, Ruffalo and Aniston normally. I think this was just a weak script and some bad vibes on set that combined to make a fairly laugh-free movie for me :-( I do really like romantic-comedies! Honest! I think 40 year old virgin is fantastically funny, for instance.

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  3. Also, haven't seen Born into Brothels, but I'll try and get hold of a copy

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  4. Katya Whitton20/2/06 12:19 PM

    I left this movie feeling faintly bummed. I found the politics of it all depressingly conservative - choose the stifled bourgeois life, girls, fuck the wild boy in passing on your way there, leave him hanging, and then make out that he's somehow the bad guy for not having matching cutlery and napkin-rings.

    Plus, as Bina said, it's not funny. And there was only ONE Simon & Garfunkel moment. One. And everybody had magically changed religion.

    Man, this sucked.

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  5. You just don't like it cos it didn't contain enough good looking jews.

    Oh, and because it sucked. Let's face it, Jen and Kev shouldn't be taking on the Graduate - it's above their level in an awesomely obvious way, at least to anyone who's seen and appreciated the original.

    It's sort of like if Steve Martin took on Inspector Clouseau and Peter Sellers. No, wait a minute, that's actually fucking happened, and just look at the unmitigated disaster of it.

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  6. Let's put this in perspective. 1. RUMOUR HAS IT is not as bad as Deuce Bigalow: European Bigalow, neither is it as bad as ELIZABETHTOWN.
    2. Aniston as a confused, self-absorbed 33 year old is less incredible than Aniston as a femme-fatale in DERAILED.

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  7. The Island is worse than Rumour Has It

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  8. No way! The Island actually has a cool sci-fi plot, albeit with holes in it. And Ewan MacGregor is quite funny spoofing himself as the arrogant w*nker boat builder. A sure camp classic for the future. The Island is like Conan the Barbarian. They may mock it, but in fifty years time, they'll all own a copy

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  9. THE ISLAND AND ROCKY ON ONE PAGE. I AWAIT YOUR DEFENCE OF KFH

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  10. Did you actually pay to see Rumour has it or was that a work-related freebie?

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  11. I paid frickin twelve quid. Believe me, not even in my twisted reality do people pay me to see crap like this. In terms of "subsidised movies", you should check out Prairie Home Companion - by far the best flick doing the festival circuit right now.

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