After last week’s Confessional, where we rallied support for underrated movies (I need to see The Ref, apparently), let’s toss around the titles we think are overrated.
Last night, I had dinner with the friend I dragged to see Billy Bob Thornton’s The Astronaut Farmer — after it made EW’s own Must List — and we spent another 20 minutes complaining about it. Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the film and intend to, stop reading now, and proceed to posting your own picks for over-hyped flicks. Time for me to vent…
Problem No. 1: The launch of the rocket played like a dream sequence. Maybe that was supposed to be the point, but when I realized it wasn’t one, I was angry. Audibly angry. Why would a man who was smart enough to build said rocket be stupid enough to risk injuring his family as the force of lift-off blows out the windows of their home?
Problem No. 2: So the wife (Virginia Madsen) has no idea that her husband is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt — or that her own father, who lives with them, has the funds to help them out? Really?
Your turn. Which movie’s success (or even semi-success) do you resent?