Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Okay, I have a weakness for crummy comedies, and I have always gotten a kick out of the "Darwin Awards," so when I saw this movie at the video store, I had to get it. It was as dumb as expected, but pretty enjoyable nonetheless. Stars Joseph Fiennes, the less talented brother of Ralph Fiennes, who was great in Schindler's List, The Constant Gardener, and others. The female lead is Winona Ryder, also terrific. Unfortunately, they both struggle in this not so great movie. Suffice it to say, if you enjoy reading about the foibles of the recipients of the Darwin Awards, and you're willing to put your standards aside for the sake of a silly movie (guilty on both counts) you will probably enjoy this film. If not, well, you'd better look elsewhere for entertainment.
Bottom line, 2 stars.