... it's not the obvious saccharine smarminess that people like about "sleepless in seattle"? i mean -- there's nothing unexpected about it, right, so it must be. (apart from the bit where the guys get all choked up talking about "the magnificent seven".)
The Princess Bride absolutely stinks in comparison to the book. I wonder if I'd like that movie if I hadn't read the book? (and it's currently one of two of my 3 year olds favorite movies, which means I watch it 37,000 times a week, which is yet a whole different reason to dislike it)
Now, let's see, what did I see that I disliked that everyone else loves... hmmmm... that's going to take some thought... I'll be back...
I did like the book more, I'll admit, but the movie still rates as one of the best I've ever seen, if for the sword-fight scene alone. That was one of the very few fight scenes that I've seen translated from book to screen so fantastically well. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it as much if I had read the book first?
Big. It has its moments, but it's not a good movie, it drags, it's boring, and the level at which you have to suspend your disbelief is prettty remarkable.
1.) The lead charachter is cruel to his mom--by not coming back home, by not trying really hard to fix the problem.
2.) The romantic relationship is so implausible it's boring.
3.) He'd get a senior level executive position in a toy store? Not even in the 80's.
4.) Ok, the white tux was funny.
5.) the social mores would have gotten him fired.
6.) Movies that take shots at the stupidity of adult culture...are so John Hughes.
7.) One chuckle in a 2 hour movie? I just couldn't get over how mom felt.
The Sixth Sense. If it had been half the length it might have been a reasonable film.
Sixth Sense was okay, and Unbreakable was tolerable. Everything besides that from Shyamalan? Hurl-provoking, seriously.
It's a Wonderful Life.
Depresses the hell out of me. No matter what you do you can't escape from the life you're born into, but it's ok because people like you really, they just don't tell you until you're suicidal. Hate it.
(I confess, I don't like James Stewart, he irritates the life out of me, but IaWL is the worst example that I've managed to sit through)
The Wizard of Oz - I've yet to find anyone else who hates it. I cannot stand it, and unfortunately my son LOVES it, so it is watched often around here.
My husband hates Wizard of Oz too. We tease him about it all the time.
"Hey, I liked _The Piano_. Holly Hunter was naked for most of it."
"She was nude in *one* scene."
"Depends on how you watch it."
--Jeff and Sally, _Coupling_
*shifts his eyes left and right, making sure no-one is poised to strike as he writes this*
Monty Python's Meaning of Life.
I hate it.
I thought it was dull as hell, except for the salmon mousse.
3000 Miles to Graceland
The Big Lebowski
I liked The Big Lebowski, but I would have liked it a LOT more if it wasn't for the John Goodman character. He annoyed the buggery out of me.
And I'm 100% with you on Napolean Dynamite. WHAT is the appeal!?
Napolean Dynamite. I despise that movie.
I can't stand it, really. I laughed once the first time I saw it, and since then have had to sit through that putrid mess a couple of times with friends who assure me that it really is brilliant and I just can't see it.
People either love it or hate it, it seems.
Kill Bill, both volumes. I tried, I really did. Everyone kept saying how much I'd love it. So I tried to watch them. Twice. And my God, no. It was just so ... Tarantino trying to be epic, when he's best in one-room, closed-area tight-knit plot to match his tight writing style.
Snatch. Everyone I know thinks it's the funniest damn thing. I think it's just a bunch of guys mumbling.
It's SO niche-targeted, there are butch gay guys I know (who like Jason Statham) who can't stand it.
I liked it, but I knew others wouldn't. Lots of elements that would have increased a limited (not even universal) sense of appeal were missing.
Like, say, female characters with lines. I hear people like those.
Reservoir Dogs. Maybe it's just because I first saw it at a time when such pervasive nihilism was already happening in my real life, but I don't like that movie.
Yikes. Very difficult to answer. I'd have to say Titanic. At least that's the first movie that comes to mind.
Wait! Ye flippin gods I can't believe I forgot to mention this one.
Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail.
I simply cannot stand that much cornball anymore.