How to Lose a Critic in Two Hours

I quit.

After watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days last night, I realized that I can never be a serious movie critic. How could I be? I sat there and watched a blatant “chick flick” about stereotypical feminine behavior – the screen filled exclusively with beautiful people – and I liked it.

OK, so it helped that I didn’t pay for it. And I thought I heard my wife say “sorry” during one of the scenes where Kate Hudson tries to drive Matthew McConaughey batty with an over-the-top mood swing. But, gosh darnit, I’m supposed to be all “the estrogen levels in the theater were excessive” and “two thumbs down for combining fart jokes with the serious problems of women in journalism.”

*sigh* I just thought it was surprisingly funny.

I guess I’ll be turning in my Blogcritics card now.

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11 Responses to How to Lose a Critic in Two Hours

  1. kat says:

    ok, so surprisingly funny but is this a thumbs up, spend your money or a thimbs down, don’t waste a dime? i have heard conflicting reports so set the record straight my man!

  2. Solonor says:

    If you have spare bucks, go for it. If not, wait for video. But it really is a cute movie, considering the plot is the old “I’ll-date-her-on-a-bet-but-oops-I-really-fell-in-love-after-all” cliche. Or maybe I just dig Kate Hudson… ;p

  3. Speaker says:

    I’m seeing this and shanghai knights tonight, and I’ve heard good about both so I’m looking forward to both. My wife is actually looking forward to “10 Ways” and she HATES chick flicks, she’s sci-fi all the way.

  4. Scott says:

    This one actually looks like fun. We’ll wait for cable, though — $10 a ticket, no matinees in NYC.

    What’s not to like about Kate Hudson, after all?

  5. statia says:

    I actually want to see that movie.

  6. Tracy says:

    I confess, I only want to see it for Matthew McConaughey. {drool}

  7. wKen says:

    Hey, I never got a BlogCritics Card! That’s not fair! I want my card now, dangit! Does it have a low introductory interest rate?

  8. Solonor says:

    I think that’s where my wife was at, too, Tracy.

    The more I think on it. The more it’s a perfect his-n-hers movie. He gets Kate Hudson. She gets Matthew McConnaughey.

  9. Solonor says:

    I suppose you didn’t get the secret decoder ring, either, wKen? Poor guy.

  10. Ric The Schmuck says:

    If more critics actually admitted that they wanted to see a movie to have fun and enjoy it, there’d be more critics worth reading… Too darn many are caught up in the importance of it all. Blah blah blah. Ebert is the only one of the big-time critics who’ll occasionally admit to such a thing. Him, and Solonor, now….

  11. Speaker says:

    Saw Shanghai Knights, and check out my review. (i got my blogcritic card this weekend! you inspired me! thanks ;-))

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