Long Shot (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The only bearable scenes of the movie are between O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Seth Rogen.
2) Andy Serkis as Parker Wembley – unrecognizable in that makeup.

 
CONS –
1) While the complete movie was already ruined in the trailer, I decided to watch it anyway for the sake of Seth Rogen but the movie is a big bag of disappointment.

 
QUOTE –
Fred Flarsky: I’m a racist, you’re a Republican, I don’t know what the fuck’s going on.

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Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The movie is divided into 2 parts – sports drama and rom-com. While the sports drama part was entertaining, the romantic plot was meh.
2) Good chemistry between Cuba Gooding Jr. & Regina King
3) Decent soundtrack with songs like “Secret Garden”
4) Dicky Fox‘s quotes.

 

CONS –
1) While the first half is fast and promising, the second half is equally dull. This movie is terribly over-rated.
2) 45 minutes too long.

 
QUOTE –
Dorothy: You had me at “hello”.

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 
Pros –
1) Cedric the Entertainer as Gus Petch – the man deserves an Oscar for that short role with his iconic catchphrase – I’m gonna nail your ass!
2) Jonathan Hadary as Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy – he stole the entire courtroom scene.
3) Billy Bob Thornton plot twist. Marylin, the ruthless golddigger, planned the perfect revenge but love overshadowed vengeance.
4) Fast paced well-written screenplay. George Clooney & Catherine Zeta-Jones had an amazing chemistry as a power couple.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Miles Massey: Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Henry the Eighth. What do they have in common?
Wrigley: [thinks] Middle name?

Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 
Pros –
1) Great music – all credits to Anand Bakshi and Uttam Singh.
2) One woman show – Madhuri completely overshadowed Shah Rukh Khan – rest all actors are all over the place.

 
Cons –
1) A Yash Raj Fantasy world of larger than life celestial love and product placement.
2) Epic length, weak screenplay, forgettable dialogues
3) Shallow characters. Who is SRK playing in this film? No backstory. His dimwit sidekicks are more annoying than the screenplay.

 

Quote –
“Rahul… Naam toh suna hoga”

Destination Wedding (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Odd couple falling in love
2) A two-hander movie.

 

Cons –
1) Horrible comic-timing by both actors. Post Stranger Things Winona Ryder still appears like a psychologically disturbed mother with weird expressions while Keanu Reeves appears like a hitman who will pull a gun anytime.
2) Nice try by the director but didn’t work out. This domain belongs to Nancy Meyer and Richard Curtis.

 
Quote –
Lindsay: Why didn’t we meet seven years ago?
Frank: Just lucky I guess.

What Women Want (2000)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) A Nancy Meyers rom-com with an element of fantasy
2) Mel Gibson dancing to Frank Sinatra – I Won’t Dance

 

Cons –
1) Run-of-the-mill rom-com with a predictable outcome.

 

Quote –
Darcy McGuire: What kind of knight in shining armor would I be if the man I love needs rescuing and I just let him walk out my door?

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) An ordinary story elevated by the performance of Penélope Cruz as María Elena. Notably, her screen time is less than 15 minutes.
2) Though the movie is a generic rom-com, at times it appears as a great satire on characters like Cristina who are confused about their life and sexuality.
3) The first meeting of Juan Antonio with Vicky & Cristina.Brazenly outspoken.

 

Cons –
1) This primary plot is of little consequences. A one time watch.

 

Quote –
Cristina: If you don’t start undressing me soon this is going to turn into a panel discussion.