Friday Film Fun: Critically-acclaimed movies you loathe

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Riffing on a recent article from Entertainment Weekly about critically-acclaimed films people hate (which—grrr—I can't find after 15 minutes of Googling), I thought I'd bring the same topic to you, dear BlogHer readers.

We've all been there. We're in a social situation listening to people go on and on about a certain well-loved film, and, we just don't get it. Maybe we don't speak up for fear being jumped on by the crowd. Maybe we do and receive looks of shock and horror.

We'll here's your chance to finally admit that you hated Gone With The Wind or didn't really love The Ice Storm.

Shoot, I'll even go first.

The English Patient (1996). Let's get right to it: I hate this movie. I just didn't get what all the fuss was about. I thought the acting was terrible (except for Naveen Andrews), I wasn't interested in the characters at all, and even though I'm a Michael Ondaatje fan, I didn't really love the book either.

Crash (2004). I didn't see this movie until after the Academy Awards and, again, I'm puzzled. What was the big deal about this movie? Were people really that shocked by learning that yes, some people really are racist, sexist bigots? What's new here?

Magnolia (1999). I know, I know, everyone loved this film. 'Cept me. I don't know what else to say except that I thought it was boring.

Your turn! What are some movies that everyone raves about that you don't think are so hot? Say it loud, say it proud, sistah.  I'll back you up!

Contributing Editor Stefania Pomponi Butler blogs CityMama and Family Food and is a Founding Editor of Kimchi Mamas.


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