Ok at the end of my review, I’m supposed to basically say how the saving grace of this movie is the soundtrack. But I’m saying it out now because I want to post a vid of my fave song from it (the pixies’ ‘hey’) just before I put on the ‘keep reading’ tag. So here it is and an awesome live version at that:
and now the ‘keep reading’..
.. followed by my review, which goes like this:
Well, some of it anyway. Elizabeth Banks is her usual gorgeous self, but Seth Rogen is given waaaaay too much lines. He’s talking up a mile a minute it seems at every scene. In fact, he’s probably talking 90% of this movie, and it gets ingratiating after a while.
There’s a funny cameo by a very gay Justin Long, and the black guy has his moments, but most of the fun attempts fall flat. It actually became a strain for me to watch it after a 3rd of the way, and I stopped midstream and went to work. Now that NEVER happens to me, so this is a big deal.
Anyway, this post really is an excuse to talk about the excellent soundtrack and post videos about them, so here’s a second one from Jesus and Mary Chain.
Oh and as if the fact that I never stop movies midstream (no matter how bad it is) isn’t a big deal enough, another sign this movie didn’t rock my boat is the fact it has both Katie Morgan and Traci Lords in it, and I still didn’t like it.
Great songs though. Really beautiful stuff. Downloading them as I speak.