… It’s back!!! It is that special month of love and as such, it is time to talk about those silly little rom-coms that I save up for such an occasion. Welcome back to year 4 of Cheesy Romance Month! All things considered, I am surprised that I have not talked more about Meg Ryan movies. All things considered, she is the queen of the cheesy romantic comedy, and yet, the only one I touched so far was You’ve Got Mail and that was the first one that I ever did years ago. Granted, I did start at the bottom of the barrel as far as these movies are concerned… But fuck it. Why not walk across the street to You’ve Got Mail’s wacky neighbor, Kate & Leopold. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: Kate & Leopold”
It is time to continue Cheesy Romance Month with one of the weirdest and strangely best movies that Adam Sandler can claim in his infamous oeuvre. I do love this movie… Not necessarily for the fact that it is a good movie, but it is the movie that you can see the Adam Sandler tax shelter beginning to form… But still some vestiges of good movie making leaking into Sandler’s vacation and no fucks given mentality. Most of the elements are there. The movie is, for no apparent reason, set in Hawaii, the movie features a lot of his friends and his, at the time, wife Barrymore, and a lot of the script can be summed up as Sandler throwing a bunch of jokes together to see what will get a laugh from people from the ages of 3-16. However, a lot of these factors are downplayed for the sake of a decent concept and an okay movie blossoms as a result of it.
A veterinarian named Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a womanizer and all around love ’em and leave ’em ball of sleaze who seduces women through various unbelievable disguises who comes to Hawaii for a vacation and a week of inhibitions. One day, after his boat takes on some damage, Henry finds himself in a diner on a part of the island that he is not familiar with and meets a young woman named Lucy (Drew Barrymore) who is building a house made out of waffles. Henry and Lucy instantly bond, but things do not turn out too well when Henry learns that Lucy was in a terrible car accident and lost her short term memory. Because of this, after 24 hours Lucy forgets everything about the day and is thus forced to relive the same day over and over and over again. Henry, however, is not deterred by this fact and does everything in his power to get Lucy to fall in love with him each day. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: 50 First Dates”
Guess what month it is?! One of my favorite months of the year! It is the month of February! It is the month when love is in the air… The cold air… The freezing cold air of a desolate winter wasteland… Well okay this winter has been somewhat balmy but that doesn’t exactly work for the joke so work with me here! Either way… It is now time for year three of Cheesy Romance Month! It is that time of the month where I dedicate the Tuesdays of my reviews to some of the cheesiest romantic comedies to ever exist! Last year we went through Adventureland, She’s All That, and I finished with Fifty Shades of Grey. NOW is the time we get into some more of the classics… ‘classics’… Okay so we will be looking at, in the words of Jack Black, over sentimental tacky crap. So today, let’s talk about High Fidelity. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: High Fidelity”
It returns!!!!!!! It is that time of year once again! The time when the red roses and box of chocolates are at the top of our minds as we look at that lovely time of saccharine sweet romance that is the month of February and Valentine’s Day. With that in mind, I decided to return Cheesy Romance Month to my site! This month I will have a look at four of the cheesiest, goofiest, and most all around dorky comedies that I could conjure out of the depth of our culture. These Romantic Comedies will range from enjoyable fun to absolute mind numbing crap, but at least we will be on this adventure together… And I will be in the most amount of pain so that you don’t have to suffer as I do. With that in mind, let’s get started with one of the most 90’s movies in existence, She’s All That.
This was a movie that was on my list for Cheesy Romance Month last February, but it barely missed the cut after Just Go With It made me want to throw myself out of a window. After that, I just couldn’t handle another crappy romance. I decided to have a look at it again for the start of this Cheesy Romance Month with the hopes that maybe it wasn’t as bad as the first time I had to sit through it… Nope… Nope it is still terrible. Good to know when a movie meets my expectations for better or for worse. Let it be known going into this review that this is without a doubt one of the worst romantic comedies that has ever been made. Horrible acting, horrible writing, and a horrible premise are just a few things that I could say about this festering pile of garbage. So… My opinion isn’t very high. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: She’s All That”