Still feeling under the weather, drinking my hundredth cup of tea since last Friday, exploding with my 20th sneeze this morning, I am not feeling too inspired. Taking a break from Facebook games — Slotomania, mainly — I begin channel surfing and come upon a movie from 2013, The Big Wedding, and while watching it I am amazed at how producers can spend such a substantial amount of money on an ensemble cast — Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, to name a few — with a stunning Connecticut setting on a lake, a great soundtrack, yet have such a ridiculous storyline that the whole movie turns out to be a piece of crap.
Although I was glad to see that Heigl, who I cannot stand, got a Razzie award for her atrocious acting (girl was also recently nominated as being one of the most overpaid actors in the industry), I was somewhat disappointed that the other actors, who have such strong portfolio (can’t help but reminisce about how hot and amazing DeNiro was in The Deer Hunter) could wind up in such a weak movie. Yes, each of those actors has had their share of bombs, but all four great actors in one movie?
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe some would find this movie entertaining. Maybe I have just become more fussy and rigid when it comes to what’s funny. Maybe this flu bug is affecting my tolerance level.
Too tired and congested to analyze or make sense of any of it, I am going to hobble out and take Griffin for his walk, then go back to bed and hopefully not have nightmares of this stupid movie.
Diane, Robert, Susan and Robin, I forgive you. Please make better choices in the future.