Sunday, April 01, 2007

Taking a Ride on the Shortbus

This evening I watched, Shortbus, a movie which was highly recommended by a few friends. Unfortunately, if you strip away the sex, I found it to be formulaic and predictable. The final few scenes were so highly telegraphed that I wasn't surprised. And, I definitely wasn't impressed.

I can see how this movie could have resonated with some people (Mike), but I don't think I can really go into that without giving away a large part of the film. How do film critics do that?

The acting was fine. The actors, especially "James," were good [and hot]. But, still ... I was left thinking, if it weren't for the sex, no one would have even noticed this film. Pretty blah.

If a film has to rely on sex scenes to be impressionable, it might as well try not to aim any higher than porn.

3 comments:

  1. when the movie came through saskatoon, there was much ado in the centre about it. a whole crew went off to the opening to see it. most of them thought it was marvelously avant garde. i never did bother to go and see it. i can't remember if Bran went or not.

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  2. Nothing wrong with quality porn, though.

    I've never even heard of this movie. Is the sex good?

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  3. Your post should be titled "Taking a Ride on the High Horse".

    Only joking of course! I have no idea what the film is about but I just thought of that highly clever comment and had to share it.

    See what I done there? It rhymes. And it sounds the same-ish. See? Aren't I clever?

    But I'm sure you're right about the film - after all, if I've not heard of it it's probably cac...

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