It's that time of the year! Dell on Movies and KG's Movie Rants are hosting the Against the Crowd Blogathon. It runs from August 14 to 20. I've participated in this for three years now, and it's been really fun. Here are the rules:
1. Pick one movie that "everyone" loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of 75% or more on rottentomatoes.com [or 7.0 on imdb]. Tell us why you hate it.
2. Pick one movie that "everyone" hates (the more notorious, the better). That movie must have a score of 35% or less on rottentomatoes.com [or 4.0 on imdb]. Tell us why you love it.
3. Include the tomato meter scores of both movies.
My choices for this year's entry are both movies that I am surprised that are not liked/disliked more. Here are my choices for the blogathon:
MOVIE THAT "EVERYONE" LOVES
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%
How is this 81% in Rotten Tomatoes? How?! I'm really surprised a lot of people liked this. The Overnight was a boring piece of pretentious filmmaking. This was getting some praise, and Adam Scott was in this so I went ahead and watched it. Maybe I shouldn't have. I'm pretty certain that anything with Jason Schwartzman (outside of his collaborations with Wes Anderson) was going to go way over my head, so the movie didn't stand a chance. I didn't find this one funny or witty.
Don't kill me, but I think the female equivalent of a Jason Schwartzman movie is a Greta Gerwig movie. They both have that kind of humor going on for them, but I do like some of Gerwig's stuff that I've seen, and understand why it's highly rated. I might have walked in this one thinking I would at least enjoy it.
MOVIE THAT "EVERYONE" HATES
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%
I don't get why people do not like this movie. It is so hilarious. It has two FBI cops posing as high socialite women for a case they were trying to solve. The movie isn't about the case, but more on the antics they get into. I immediately associate '100 miles' by Vanessa Carlton with this. Terry Crews was hilarious, and I love the camaraderie between Marlon and Shawn Wayans with Busy Phillips, Jennifer Carpenter and Jessica Cauffiel. That club dance battle? Awesome.