Can we get some Theraflu up in here for this case of The Love Bug, because our symptoms have gone beyond tolerable into the realm of annoying…
IMDB describes this flick as a “modern day Cinderella story,” which is why I chose it as ideal for this project in patience. While it was perfect for 14 Flicks in 14 Days, it most certainly was not a Cinderella story; in fact, it had nothing in common with the classic fable at all. Photographer Rebecca goes off on a search for her soul mate, and in doing so reminds us all that Jenny McCarthy is better left in the MTV history books.
At this point in the process, I was three days in and already needed a hefty dose of antibiotics to make it through the diseased state The Love Bug had put me in.
While I did watch the film, to discuss it would run the risk of you, fine readers missing the following statement: Do not watch this film! It is beyond stupid.
I will have to admit that I really liked Hot Times At Montclair High. Perhaps because of its location on the world timeline at the end of the 1980s, it is a great film reminiscent of Sixteen Candles and Pretty In Pink – both romantic comedies, but in an entirely different league than those of the 21st century. I wish more flicks were made like this today.
Utter failure in keeping The Love Bug under control.
Nicholas Sparks should never be given the credibility of a screenplay. I have no idea why (after The Notebook) this film was made. Sparks does an excellent job of capitalizing on people’s most deepest, inner emotions and pains – in The Notebook it was those with Alzheimer’s; in Dear John it is war. This is a much, longer blog on the moral problems with making money off things people identify with, thus fall privy to – when in the normal course of affairs the story line would be worthless.
The Love Bug’s a cheat!
I cheated and only watched 30 minutes of this film. It was not that I did not want to watch and review it; only that after 30 minutes I realized that there is nothing unique to say about it at all. This film is like every other romantic comedy ever made; and worse yet, it has a stupid name.
Anything with Patrick Dempsey or Reese Witherspoon in it is going to have a case of The Love Bug.
McDreamy from Grey’s is the fiance of Reese Witherspoon’s character who (which she has not yet disclosed) is still married to her ex-husband in (as the title goes) sweet home, Alabama. The film can be described as nothing other than “cute,” and while the end is a happy one for Witherspoon and her ex-husband (who get back together); I was disappointed because McDreamy got the shaft.
The Love Bug is back and we almost need to go on life support.
When hotel maid JLo tries on a wealthy customer’s dress, a senatorial candidate sees her and falls in love at first site. And so the ridiculous hoax begins. In the end we realize that there is more to a person than their riches, and all ends well for everyone. Can we get any more unrealistic than this film? I think not.
You’ve got a case of denial … and The Love Bug.
When you read online reviews for this flick, everyone mentions that it’s worth seeing if only to see Betty White acting like a crazy old lady, chanting and rapping in the woods of Alaska. The other two hours of yet another unrealistic plot line about a couple work-a-holics lying to one’s family, though, does not make White’s crazy worth trudging through the rest to see.
Ryan Reynolds on the cover of this DVD with a duckface? Looks like somebody’s got a case of The LB!
I could review this film, but unfortunately it inspired me to spend the entire time I watched it compiling a list of actors to blacklist from our future viewing pleasure. After two bad, grossly unrealistic, romantic comedies, you’re out. That list includes (but is not limited to): JLo, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Grant, Jenny McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and that chick from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
So on this Valentine’s Day 2011, when we honor the poor, beheaded St. Valentine by giving each other fat-filled sweets and taking a break from our usual humdrum lives, skip the movie just this once. Chances are if you do, you’ll avoid the inevitable choice of romantic comedy that will make you regret clicking “play” mere minutes after the plot unfolds.
In the long run, it’s better to just take Dr. Ruth’s advise and stay at home.