Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Best Movie You Should Never See

So there's this movie called Amour, right?  And it's nominated for Best Picture and it's on every Top 10 list, often at the tip top?  It's praised for doing such a great job of portraying an old couple where one of them has a stroke and then is dying.  Sounds like a bummer.  So I went to see it at the Film Forum on Saturday.  Caught a 4pm show, the line to get in was down the block.  Overheard that the 3:30 show had sold out, too.  Turns out that, as advertised, the movie does a great job of showing what it's like for a person to take a long time to die from old age-related illness.  I do not know who in the world would want to watch something like this, though.  I've never seen a Saw movie but I think Amour is a lot like them, and just because they do a great job of showing what it's like to die of an intricate death trap doesn't mean you should see them, either.  Just because you can portray something unpleasant well doesn't mean it's worth doing.  Or is it?  Listen, if you stick around long enough, you'll probably "get" to experience something like Amour in real life (if you haven't already), it's not a thing I find worth rushing out to spend your entertainment time and entertainment money on.

However, I have to wonder if there's a really funny blooper reel out there somewhere of the actors breaking character in any of the countless, super-intense really good but awful scenes that make up this movie.  If there was any levity at all on set during the making of this super-bummer I hope it was documented.

1 comment:

Bek said...

Death! Murder!