Friday, January 06, 2006

Doggy mustn't

Recently viewed: "Must Love Dogs" on DVD.

Because: graceful Ms. Lane and the inimitable Mr. Cusack.

Verdict: Arf.

Plot: negligible. Believeable only in its inconclusiveness and utter banality.

Dialog: flat, predictable and lacking wit, except for the abovementioned Mr. Cusack, who may as well have been acting in another movie entirely.

Characterization: Arf. Characters with 'character' had none. Characters without 'character' had less.

It is with great sadness that I admit that I was forced to utter expressions of the sincerest loathing against the character played by dear Ms. Lane, for her utter lack of spine, personality, logic, creativity, or generosity of spirit. The character was, in a word, pathetic, and undeserving of the affections of charming Mr. Cusack. These aspersions in no way reflected upon Ms. Lane as an actress, merely upon the wanton insipidity of the writing.

Henceforth I vow to view with great suspicion any films produced by writer/directors, after a similar fiasco involving "The Upside of Anger." Life is too short.

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