Saturday, January 09, 2010

netflixed



Given the choice between lobotomy or seeing (500) Days of Summer again, I would unhesitatingly choose lobotomy. I spent 90 minutes waiting to see what all the fuss was about, but nothing materialized. Just another stylistic pastiche of Amelie, with music-video vignettes cobbled together by hipsters intent on sharing their preference for things like The Smiths, Hall and Oates, and actresses whose affected lack of affect is cloying enough in holiday films featuring elf costumes, but far worse in starring roles with too much screen time. Fuck this movie.

3 comments:

Silenus said...

Was it ironic?

Nyarlathotep said...

Byronic, phonic, sonic, tonic, Pyrrhic, bionic, sciatic--I care not.

ellen cherry said...

thank you dude. i thought i was the only one and was having more low self esteem issues about how i will never, ever be a NYC hipster (yes, i know the flick is set in LA, i won't ever be a LA hipster either.) S liked the movie. the only thing i liked was looking at Joseph G-L for 1.5 hours. he's cute. i will see every movie he's in. even if he does a movie with Julia Roberts.