Thursday, May 28, 2009
Good Luck Chuck. Feature film. (2007, 96 mins) IMDB
he film is billed as a romantic comedy. There is nothing romantic or comic about it. It is crude, rude, boorish, lame, stupid, idiotic, pathetic, hideous, gross and a handful of other negative words I can throw into the list.
How anyone can think this film was a good idea, that it should be made and people would like it, is beyond me. It's a terrible film.
The premise has some interest but it the execution of it is sucked dry with boorish attempts at humour. It's shallow. We don't like the characters and in fact I'd rather see them tortured then gain any sort of romantic resolution. This is particularly true for the hero's sidekick--a fellow medical practitioner who will say anything provided it's crude. I'm sure people like him exist. If you meet them you want to run the other way and putting them in a film, aiming to be a romantic comedy, is just stupid.
And that premise? Our hero is a good luck charm for women. If a woman has sex with him, they immediately find their true love and get married, but it's never Chuck. The way the filmmakers work the premise is sad. Do we really need a ten minute montage of porn? How is that romantic?
Posted 2009/05/28 at 19h06ET in Movie Commentary.