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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Report Card---"The Meddler"

Oh dear, another chick flick.  And what's more, a particularly bad one.
It stars Susan Sarandon, who  I usually adore.
But she used a very affected New York accent.
She was terrible.
I've never witnessed this before.
It was shocking.

On to the scoring:   

Is it interesting?


Compelling even?

See above..

Is it a story worth telling?

Not to me..

Is it good storytelling?

See above.

Is it well written?

Not at all.

Is it well cast? Well played?

No. And a complete waste  of J.K. Simmons Much better in the Farmers Insurance Commercials.

Well shot?

Not particularly

Did the director put such a personal stamp on it so that no one else could have made it?


How long does it take to establish the film's locale and time period?

It never mattered.

Is it too long? Too short?

Way long.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?.

No, and no.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

Not an issue.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

Not even while I was seeing it.
Is it funny?

Sarandon has some unintentionally funny moments.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

I would die first.

Is it impressive?

Not worth discussing.

Overall grade: F.

The bottom of the barrel.

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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."