I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
The modern-day story focuses on two beautiful young vampires who are living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality.
There was a time when filmmaker Amy Heckerling made smart relevant films for a teen audience but those days seem long gone. In many ways that is what her latest, Vamps, is about as a centuries old vampire struggles to adjust to modern life with the over reliance on technology and annoying text speak. Unfortunately, in commenting on the differences between the generations she failed to make a film that was remotely interesting or amusing.
Alicia Silverstone, working once again with Heckerling after Clueless, and Krysten Ritter star as vampires and BFF struggling to come to terms with contemporary life whilst both suffering with romantic problems. Silverstone starts spending time with a former boyfriend she hasn’t seen in forty years…
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What . The . Fuck
I watched this for free and someone owes me money.
Absolutely, spleen tearingly awful. Basically unwatchable.
Krysten Ritter and (a beautifully aged) Alicia Silverstone.
Call it the squealy-girly, horror-spoof version of Tabu, conflating movie history with romantic yearning for a lost past; guess it takes a middle-aged director to hone in on the poignant aspects of a vampire existence. Don't really know what to make of it, because the lame jokes really thud, plotting is amateurish and it's shot through with clumsy nostalgia and technophobia - yet, in taking a genre degraded by over-exposure and Twilight-mania and using it to muse on mortality and Time passing (meanwhile adjusting its cliches to a chick-flick template), it does something quite beautiful (and funny). Who knew Alicia Silverstone still had the stuff, after all these years?
Heckerling shamelessly returns her Clueless template, using a vampire metaphor to allow her to emphasize how out of touch she’s grown and to utilize a strong cast who might well be considered past their shelf date. That sounds dreadful, perhaps, but the resulting comedy is gently melancholic and rather endearing. Despite a certain ineptitude on display, it’s tough to argue with a film that’s so consistently charming and generous toward its characters. It amused me constantly with small details like Ritter’s citing of Kracauer for her film class, Silverstone’s dated outfits and the general sense of vampiric community.
Un revisionnement pour une raison quelconque et c'est plus charmant cette fois quand on ne s'attend pas à grand chose. Ce n'est pas dénué d'intérêt, mais on dirait vraiment un pilote télé (autant visuellement que scénaristiquement) qui tente de trouver son pied, sans jamais vraiment réussir, tout en étant un peu brouillon et fourre-tout.
It took me two years to finally get around to watching this movie and now that I have I must admit that it doesn't suck as much as I expected it to. It's a silly, girly take on friendship, love and vampires and I had fun watching it. I think that the cast is amazing, though, I was so happy to see Sally from 3rd Rock from the Sun. My favorite character, however, was Vlad Tepes with a penchant for impaling :) and the Times Square through the ages sequence made me feel a bit sappy too. Cute movie.
An odd love letter to cinephilia that doubles as a meditation on coming to terms with growing old, packed in Rytter & Silverstone bubblywrap. I particularly enjoyed Heckerling's remolding of Silverstone into a cinematic goddess/muse in the mold of Jeanette MacDonald, Diane Keaton, and Meg Ryan (but esp. Diane Keaton in Annie Hall).
OK.. what did I think of this one? It is a very silly comedy/horror. Not that that is a bad thing. I did find myself enjoying this one... though there wasn't anything too special about it. I found it to be a fun and entertaining film... but pretty much no more then average. Not one I can see watching often but sure I will watch again.
Do you know those kinds of movies you only see when you want to turn of your brain? This is onde of those. ;)
It's hard to believe the genius behind two of my favourite films, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless, has produced dreck like this. At just 3 years old, this feels absurdly dated. Sigourney Weaver even chokes on the hammy dialogue, unable to deliver a line with any confidence. In all honesty, I came here for Dan Stevens but I'm sure he wishes this movie, like the vampires in it, never see the light of day.
It's so silly, but I love it. XD
The first act is mighty shaky, juggling lingo and iconography setup with sitcom-worthy groaners like “200 is the new 18” and “that took about a century off my life.” But once she settles in and establishes the characters, Heckerling works up some clever twists on the vampire mythos, gets some big laughs, and mines the subplot of Silverstone’s lost and rediscovered love (Richard Lewis, of all people) for some lovely and surprisingly poignant moments.
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