Saturday, January 31, 2009

I need a Happy Feet, fast!

Thank god I saw Slumdog Millionaire a few weeks ago. Even though it had its hard-to-watch parts, overall it was a feel-good movie, which is what we all need right now. Unfortunately the films I've seen since then have been utterly depressing--including Waltz with Bashir, Atonement, City of Men, and Au Revoir Les Enfants. As much as I admire Kate Winslet, I have absolutely no interest in subjecting myself to Revolutionary Road or The Reader. Not a fan of Brad Pitt to begin with, the thought of sitting through Benjamin Button pains me. I would like to see The Wrestler and Milk but, to prepare myself for the misery that will undoubtedly accompany both, I will need to watch Ratatouille and Happy Feet back-to-back. Even though it wasn't the best film ever made, Slumdog Millionaire will likely win the Oscar this year. If for no other reason than all of Hollywood refused to sit through the torturous screeners of the other Best Picture nominees.

1 comment:

  1. Ditto - I refuse to see anything depressing or violent. During the Great Depression, Hollywood did its part by making a ton of charming, happy, escapist films. If everybody boycotts the downers, maybe they'll get the message in Filmland.