Ask me in person, and I will probably deny it.Â But here are some films that are generally considered a waste of time and film, that I actually enjoy (in no particular order).
1.Â The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) – a semi-comedic vehicle for the then popular Andrew Dice Clay. Â It was a box office bomb, and was widely panned.Â But I am not sure what most critics were expecting of this movie.Â Was it dumb?Â Of course.Â So is the persona of “Dice”Â overall it is a fun little respite.
2.Â Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)-Â maybe it is because I like 80’s music, and this movie has an awsome soundtrack, maybe because I have liked Lisa Kudrow since Mad About You (Yes, I used to watch Mad About You.Â Shut Up!), or maybe because I could identify with the not fitting in thing, but I thought the film was fun.Â Again, you are not going to mistake this for an Academy Award, but the characters were well thought out, and yes funny.Â No, film doesn’t make you think (although a few jokes could go over your head if you don’t understand that being naked or semi-naked in a dream is a common thing).Â But it will make you laugh.
3.Â Ace Vetura Pet Detective (1994) -Â I don’t care what people want to say now, this film is funny.Â And enough people went to see it to justify a sequel (that was admittedly… REALLY bad).Â It seems to be in style now to hate Jim Carry, and I am not going to defend him saying he is a fantastic multi-talented actor.Â He may very well be a one trick pony.Â But he does that trick well.
4.Â From the Hip (1987) – this would be the one that most people have not even heard of before.Â By 1987 I think America was starting to tire of The Brat Pack,Â and a quick scan of Wikipedia doesn’t even acknowledge this film as being made by a member of the Brat Pack (Judd Nelson).Â It is about a young attorney, that makes a name for himself by being outlandish in court, and then winds up defending a man who is apparantly guilty of murder because of it.Â Sounds a bit grim, and perhaps that grim premise made people expect it not to be funny, or it was too much of a comedy for such a dark premise.Â But it is a easy watch, with an excellent cast.
5.Â Oscar (1991) – Sylvester Stallone as a Mobster leaving the life of crime as promised to his father on his death bed.Â Lots of Schtick.Â Lots of Cliche.Â Lots of laughs and lots of fun, and an excellent cast.Â Just the silliness of a young Marisa Tomei as “Snaps” Provolone’s daughter makes this film worth one sit down to watch it.
6. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) – Nope not a horror film, basically a Coors Lite Halloween Comercial that runs 96 minutes long.Â Silly Campy, just like about any other summer movie in the 80’s.
7.Â Bulworth (1998) – A politician that loses his mind and starts telling…. the truth.Â Ah if only it were true in real life as well.
I could go on, but I want you to come back, so I won’t.Â Beside,Â now I want to know, what films to you secretly (or not so secretly) like, against what “most people” think?
(Picture Perfect Thursday will return next week)