Amazinz wrote:Wrestler 8/10. Great. Really lived up to the hype.
I have no desire to see this movie. From the previews it looks like it's trying too hard to be dramatic. It seems soo serious, soooo heavy, it's almost a chick flick. Is there really a stripper with a heart of gold in it?
Well it's definitely heavy but all of Aronofsky's movies are and it's definitely nowhere near the heaviness of Requiem for a Dream. As for too dramatic, I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean melodramatic, then no it's nothing of the sort. It's a character study and Rourke is so good that you quickly get lost in the Ram's tragedy. It's definitely not a chick flick. Not sure where you got that impression. Probably just busting my balls.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
mweir145 wrote:Gerry sounds terrible, but is it worse than Ed (which I recently watched)?:
This was actually so bad that it was hilarious (especially the baseball scenes).
I've never seen Ed, so I can't say for sure which is worse, but even if Gerry is technically better, it's still worse. It's an actual movie, made (ostensibly) for adults, not 'the guy from Friends plays baseball with a monkey,' which most people would know better than watching with any sort of expectations. Gerry tricks you, because you're thinking, "Matt Damon and the Affleck that's actually a decent actor in a movie with good cinematography and (supposedly) good dialogue by the same guy who did Good Will Hunting? This must be pretty good." Then you get hit in the face with a steaming turd.
Yeah, kind of incomparable I guess. I knew Ed was one of the worst rated movies on IMDB going into it. In fact, that was kind of the reason I watched it (and it didn't disappoint).
I saw a few clips of Gerry on Youtube, including the "best part". It was mind-numbingly boring. I thought the original Solaris film was a bore at first glance, but unlike that, I don't think any further viewings can get me to appreciate Gerry.
I did see the trailer and found myself ready to burst laughing, but I suppose it had to do with the background track. It just looked like a seriously bad commercial that was taking itself way too seriously (especially with the critic quotes).