Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) A textbook romantic movie from Nancy Meyers – An odd couple, initial hiccups, a rough patch and final happy ending in Paris
2) A cakewalk for Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

 

Cons –
1) Keanu Reeves & Frances McDormand – shallow roles
2) No reason for a re-watch.

 

Quote –
Harry Sanborn: Some people consider rap poetry.
Erica Barry: C’mon, how many words can you rhyme with bitch?

About Schmidt (2002)

 About Schmidt

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Narration as a letter.
2) Kathy Bates

 

Cons –
1) A character study of a retired man – a story told and retold a million times.

 

Quote –
Warren Schmidt: Well Ndugu, I’ll close now. You probably can’t wait to run and cash this check and get yourself something to eat.

Easy Rider (1969)

Easy Rider

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Choppers (Captain America bike and Billy Bike)
2) Stoner / Counter-culture
3) B-Grade appearance
4) Dennis Hooper’s being himself
5) Jack Nicholson’s UFO monologue
6) Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

 

CONS –
1) Badly directed & edited (so-bad-its-good)

 

QUOTE –
“George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.”