Inspired by Sam and Chris over at An Online Universe, I thought it would be a good discussion generator to highlight some films loved by many but that I just didn’t enjoy or love with the same passion. I think my list may raise some eyebrows and would love to hear why you loved a film on my list or if anyone actually agrees with me!
I was a bit scared to post this but remember it’s just my opinion! I actually wish I had enjoyed some of these more. So here we go…
Life of Pi (C+)
It looked beautiful, but I just found the story lacking overall, especially the final 20 minutes which completely lost me. I have hardly heard a bad word about it and it is a hard film to hate, but I certainly feel I’m on my own in not really enjoying it.
The Master (C+)
One I certainly feel on my own about, I truly appreciated the first half before being bored brainless by the second half. Long movies aren’t my thing but I just found this one to drag on forever. The acting was superb though. I know a few didn’t love it, but most seem to adore it, sadly I don’t feel the love!
I must have no heart as I did not feel a thing in this long, tiresome film. While others were left feeling depressed about the cold, dark message in the film, I was left depressed that I had to wait for the predictable ending for over an hour. I have never seen a Haneke film and have no intention of catching up on them at this point.
While I know it’s based on true events, I simply was frustrated the whole time at how unbelievable it was. I guess the aim is to be frustrated and shocked at how unfathomable the premise is, but I was just frustrated and annoyed by the movie.
Your Sister’s Sister (C)
I don’t think I like Mark Duplass. I found this movie to be rather boring with the whole film taking place in basically the one location of the house. Another one I’m in a clear minority for!
This is 40 (C)
I’m still shocked this is 70% on RottenTomatoes. This film is my type of humour and it had moments of enjoyment. However it drags on forever and ever and ever… I don’t think Mann/Rudd worked well as leads and I was desperately waiting for it to finish!
Holy Motors (C)
Movies don’t get praise from me for not making any sense. I was annoyed by what I found to be a pretentious piece of film making. Sadly, I loved two scenes (The accordion scene and The closing scene) which saved the film from complete hate from me. I’m glad people could find something to enjoy from this one, I certainly couldn’t.
Put simply, boring and long. I have not seen the extended cut (the shorter version was long enough for me!) but Anna Paquin‘s character drove me insane, I had no sympathy for her at all and kept wishing she would go away and stop ruining the bus driver’s life. I know many didn’t like this either but I feel enough people did for me to include it in this list.
Seeing a Friend for the End of the World (D+)
Another film that some didn’t like, I’ve seen it on enough best of lists for me to include it as well! I hated Keira Knightley with a passion in this, I felt no chemistry between her and Carrell and I nearly walked out. Alas, I suffered through to the end of a film that isn’t sure what it is as it’s not very funny and I felt no emotion at all. This and Margaret are probably the two films I passionately disliked this year!
So there you have it! Did anyone like ALL 10 of these films? Don’t rip into me too hard please