Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh, and don't touch the jellyfish


Part of an occasional series in which try to soften the sting of particularly harsh reviews by appending the phrase: "Garnish with Fluffernutter." This particular example comes from the review of Seven Pounds in The New York Times :
Frankly, though, I don't see how any review could really spoil what may be among the most transcendently, eye-poppingly, call-your-friend-ranting-in-the-middle-of-the-night-just-to-go-over-it-one-more-time crazily awful motion pictures ever made. I would tell you to go out and see it for yourself, but you might take that as a recommendation rather than a plea for corroboration. Did I really see what I thought I saw? Garnish with Fluffernutter.

Hmmm. Not sure if that helped this time.

I have no desire to see this movie. But I'm dying to know what the stupid twist is anyway. Yes, that makes no sense whatsoever.

3 comments:

TwoBusy said...

I, on the other hand, am now profoundly curious about the movie... "so bad it's fascinating" is still several levels above "boring."

NYPinTA said...

I might try this phrase after my own reviews.

BTW, I think I know what happens. Should I say?

Jim Donahue said...

Please do!