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…
Everybody's right! It's fabulous!
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.
Decided to watch this because I'm a fan of Alicia Silverstone. I figured it would be lame, and it was, but I still enjoyed it. Had no idea Amy Heckerling wrote and directed this until I saw her name in the credits. There are moments where it does feel like Clueless a little bit. Also cool seeing Malcolm McDowell, Sigourney Weaver, and Krysten Ritter, who I loved in Breaking Bad.
It wasn't terrible, but it's not something I would watch again. I really liked the ending of the film, it had a lot of emotion to it. Very campy, which I enjoyed.
Seriously, depressingly bad, considering there's actual, y'know, talent involved.
A pretty odd take on vampires.....it was good kind of cheesy don't think I would watch it again tho.
One of the stupidest films ever made. The Vampire 'rules' are excellent and should be adopted by all Vampire things. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Not a good film though, oh gosh, no, no, no.
Soporific and zany altogether, even if at times uneven in its aims. But witty banters from Stevens, Ritter and Silverstone make up for it. Obviously under a budget, but cuts through with its philosophies and attacks on has-been-isms. B
a little bit silly, a little bit fun. successful mindless entertainment.
Natürlich ein Frauenfilm, aber trotzdem sehr unterhaltsam. :-)
Oh, boo. I was at least hoping this would have a killer soundtrack, maybe even some Concrete Blonde, but alas. The production value of this film is atrocious which makes me want to weep, because on paper, Amy Heckerling + Wallace Shawn + Alicia Silverstone = me jumping for joy. I loved Heckerling's 'I Could Never Be Your Woman', not to mention her earlier efforts, film so filled with enthusiasm they jump off the screen, but I found this dire. I'm blaming Krysten Ritter.
(Go on then, half a star more for including Sigourney Weaver, queen of my heart)
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.