My original intent for 2013 was to watch 365 horror films. Well actually my original intent was to watch one…
She always thought she was somebody special... and she was.
After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Light movie with some great shots on the surroundings of Karlovy Vary and full of delicious stigmas on europeans.
The funniest thing about this comedy is that the director's name is Wayne Wang.
This isn't a bad movie, but there's nothing that stands out either. It's just going through the motions, without any characters that are interesting or funny.
I was stuck watching Oxygen while waiting for my car to be fixed and this movie happened to come on. I didn't make it to the end but I'd imagine that it ends with some sort of misdiagnosis/miracle cure that stops poor Queen Latifah from dying and she gets to continue to live out the life she always deserved while making whoopie with LL Cool J.
I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, just one popcorn flick to kill one lazy sunday afternoon. And that's exactly what I got. I won't try to make sense of the plot or discuss about the performances, it was just a movie.
I simply love this movie starring Queen Latifah. So many great moments.
Silly and cute. Queen Latifah is really sincere and gives life to this fun little movie. I read that this remake was originally supposed to star John Candy but it was shelved after his death. Changing up the main character's gender was an interesting approach, and I think it really works. She did a good job. And I'm sorry, but in what universe is LL Cool J single??
I remember I liked it!
I have a soft spot for this movie. I watched it when Jeanna was dying. And the ladies love Cool James indeed.
Saw this on a flight from Sydney to Christchurch in 2006, when I saw it was the film showing I have to say that I was apprehensive as I felt it looked terrible. I watched it all the same and found it to be relatively enjoyable. Sure it's cliched and the acting is never going to win any awards however, I felt it was far better than expected.
Eh, it was okay. Not terribly funny, or terribly interesting. Middle of the road comedy.
I seldom, if ever, do the "I'm so ill, I'm gonna watch whatever crap's on telly" thing, but man, I'm ill today. I started out playing accountant, figuring that the cost of the holiday was probably more than the cost of the apparently unaffordable operation, from the first night alone. Ultimately, it's not all that bad, even if it sounds like the Alec Guinness original had much sharper edges. It passed the time just fine. Cough cough.
- Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
- She-Devils on Wheels
- A Taste of Blood
- Something Weird
- The Gore Gore Girls
- Faat Kiné
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Rust and Bone
A list of films which feature strong/complex/interesting female characters.
- Arthur Christmas
- Home Alone
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Polar Express
- Santa Claus is Comin' to Town