I'm on a quest of sorts for a romance movie that can make me feel something good about romance or at the very least the supposed love the characters have for each other.
I've tried watching four different movies in the past 48 hours: The Notebook
Lost in Translation
What Dreams May Come
As Good as it Gets
and couldn't make it through any of them. Aside from the goddamn-fucking overabundance of schmaltz, hateful characters, and lack of any good character development, they're just so BOOOOOOOOOOOOORINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG.
But I've noticed that quite a few movies that have been critically acclaimed (
) are way too slow for their own good. Case in point: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - IMDb
For a while I was going through a list of Roger Ebert's list of "four-star" (
) movies and saw this. So I decided to check it out. Stopped watching after about the 40-minute mark, because nothing was happening. Literally...nothing. Just the three main characters (sort of) traipsing around town and occasionally having a slight bit of exposition, but that's it.
That was about a month or two ago. I recently looked on the content advisory for the film and thought to myself, "Oh...shit...that sounds like it might have been actually interesting...maybe even thrilling. It's just too bad it took its sweet-ass time to go anywhere, or I might have actually seen it for myself..."
And I mean, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of long movies with pretty slow paces that I like. Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, Godfather, 2001: A Space Odyssey,
and a few others. But I mean...Jesus...is it really necessary to ruin movies like this with overly-long drawn out shit that only serves as a sleeping aid? It's like why can't you just get to the fucking point?! And...
Oh....I totally forgot what this thread was about...sorry
So...yeah, any good romance films?