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01 December 2008 @ 08:33 pm
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To get started, I honestly don't understand why WTD didn't take off. It was one of the few comedies that made me bust out laughing. And it's not just because it's Cillian, whom I adore. Lucy is fabulous here and I thought the film was well done.

I think I'm losing faith in movie-goers and most critics. People praised the likes of "Knocked Up" and everything Apatow makes. Ugh... Comedies are seriously sliding down hill. Given, my sense of humour is VERY colourful and it's quite hard to offend me. But so many comedies released in the last few years just are not that funny. Relying on too much crude humour, stereotypes, and the same old crap to sell it with relatively no characterization.

There are so many great comedies out there that are not mainstream in which people may never see.

I highly enjoyed WTD. The ending was a little sketchy, but I'll forgive it because I laughed so hard throughout the film.

And I need to see Cillian in more comedies.
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fuckpalface: cillian » fuck the po-lice!whomever on December 2nd, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
So much word. But I think it's that WTD appeals to a small demographic of romcom movie fans, as most romcoms these days are split between ridiculously sappy women and ridiculously misogynistic men.

What I liked most about WTD was that it wasn't too heavy on the romance. Whereas watching The Notebook makes me gag and I just plain hate everything Apatow does (aside from Pineapple Express), WTD never went too far in either direction. But most of my favorite romcoms (of which there aren't many) aren't highly rated, even though I love them. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, for instance.
glas_smaragaide: bullshitglas_smaragaide on December 3rd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
OMG!!! I love that icon! Classic.

You are soo spot on. I agree with Pineapple Express, it's the only Apatow film I can stomach. Everything else is shite. Usually, painting women as bitchy, over-reacting bints....UGH!!!!!

There hasn't been a decent romcom in YEARS.

Frankly, I'm just not a mainstream girl. I would rather watch artsy, foreign, quirky, low budget flicks. There are good films now and then out of Hollywood. But ....lately? Blech

I think most of the films I love had either a limited cinema release or none at all. And most of the actors I like are not big stars.

I'm guessing most people wouldn't take my opinion seriously when one of my fav comedies is also one of the dumbest f*cking movies you will ever watch.
I've seen it a million times, but "Better Off Dead" with John Cusack cracks me up everytime.

Sigh...I do miss the 80's.

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days was wonderful. It wasn't overly romantic and sappy, and it was funny as hell.

When Harry Met Sally...classic.

It's not a romcom...but Death at a Funeral made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants. Alas, I'm Brit so my sense of humour is already f*cked up.

I HIGHLY recommend "Coupling" from BBC. Get Seasons 1-3. Once "Jeff" left the show, it just wasn't the same.

What I loved about WTD, was watching Neil's growth as a character. Be careful what you wish for. What you think you want and what you actually want may be two different things. Love isn't all fluff and sunshine...it may be something you don't expect at all.

The supporting characters were great. And these are people I tend to know, so it hit home for me. I'm a geek at heart.
One zarkin frood: Cillian - Blacknessscarletumbrella on December 2nd, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I share your distaste for Apatow. I can't stand his so-called films, and it annoys me that he gets critical accolades for them to boot.
glas_smaragaide: punchyglas_smaragaide on December 3rd, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)

I just don't get it. I really don't. I could name a thousand comedies that could laugh circles around Apatow's crap.