Thursday, April 16, 2009

Three Quick Reviews of Forgettable Movies - Yes Man, Bedtime Stories, Duplex

Three quick reviews of forgettable movies...

Yes Man had some charming moments and some that had my teenager literally rolling on the floor laughing. But Zooey Deschanel, usually drily exuberant, didn't shine like she did in other films. Carrey was Carrey, so if you usually like him, you'll find this amusing. A couple objectionable scenes prevent me from giving a wholehearted recommendation.

Yes Man review at

Duplex - I'd never heard of this film, despite it being fairly recent. Turns out there was good reason. A promising beginning quickly degenerated into not-so-humorous pratfalls and silly jokes. Eventually the storyline went right where I thought it would. Despite a twist at the end, it left a sour taste in my mouth. Don't waste your time.

Duplex review at

Bedtime Stories - I expected more than the flimsy storyline and flat jokes. Sandler was himself, and that's ok. We expect it. Keri Russell seemed to be trying too hard. The bedtime stories themselves were amusing, as well as how they played into Skeeter's life. The English dude playing Sandler's best friend was a shining spot in the otherwise mostly dull film. My kids liked it. And we're all walking around quoting, "It's freeeeeeee....." Whatever.

Bedtime Stories review at

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