This week is actually going to contain two movie reviews since I couldn’t do one last weekend.
My reviews never contain spoilers.
Never Been Kissed
Time Run: 107 Minutes
Director: Raja Gosnell
Writer(s): Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Starring: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette & Michael Vartan
Pros: Funny, sweet, cheesy, Drew Barrymore
Cons: unrealistic, very predictable
My Biggest Problem: Although the story could be true, it’s pretty “amped up” and dramatic (I know it’s a drama, but still.) and that just always bugs me about comedy. I like a movie that can be genuinely funny, without having to make things over-the-top.
My Favorite Feature: Even though this movie is SO cute and romantic, my favorite part was definitely Drew Barrymore. Without her, this movie would have been a disaster.
IMDb’s Stars (out of ten): 5.7/10
My Stars (out of ten): 5/10
Meet the Parents:
Time Run: 108 Minutes
Director: Jay Roach
Writer(s): Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro & Teri Polo
Cons: ridiculous, cliche, annoying, not funny
My Biggest Problem: I can’t pick my biggest problem for this movie… Like I said in the previous review, I like a movie that can be genuinely funny (witty) without having to put it over-the-top. This is one of those movies that either a five year old or a drunk group of teenagers would laugh at. It’s not funny at all and I found it extremely annoying. I wanted to turn it off several times.
My Favorite Feature: None.
IMDb’s Stars (out of ten): 7/10 (wow!)
My Stars (out of ten): 1/10