Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Restless... Ridiculous is More Like it.



I don't even know what to say here. Words like BORING, or PRETENTIOUS, or AWARD GRUBBING come to mind immediately. WTF, STUPID, and BLAH are up there too.

Restless (2011) is about a termanilly ill gal who falls for some guy who goes to funerals as a leisure activity. Oh, and he also has a Japanese ghost friend. Huh? Ya. Exactly. I can't even believe the names that are involved in this upcoming piece-o-boring-shite - Gus Van Sant, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard - What are they thinking?


Listen, I'm down for a good dramatic film from time to time, but puuuuuhhlease don't feed us this rubbish. Thoughts? Am I wrong? Who's psyched to see this? Watch the trailer then get back to us!



5 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Wow, a respected director and backers with clout and yet this sounds so ludicrous an idea I can't quite comprehend it. Plus I don't know if I'm just pmsy or what but I sort of want to punch the main guy hard. I'm hoping there's more to it than that trailer suggests because it did nothing to take away the "WTF?" feeling.

Cinema Du Meep said...

I can't believe the person who directed Drugstore Cowboy directed this. When he slums, he REALLY slums!

Jonathan said...

I don't know. It seemed to me to be some sort of very touching relationship about two people. It's original, very..

I like how it opens the way to good character development, which too few movies have these days...

I would probably give it a chance on video...

Christina In Wonderland said...

Honestly, if it isn't a remake of something, then I would actually watch it. The plot may seem kind of, well, effed up and schtoopid, but, hey, like I said, it's *original* which is something Hollywood is extremely lacking lately.

Jen said...

I want to see it at some point. That weird movie feeling usually brings about good films. We shall see.