Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Serious Moonlight (2009)

Number Rolled: 99
Movie Name/Year: Serious Moonlight (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 84 minutes
Rating: R
Director:  Cheryl Hines
Writer: Adrienne Shelly
Actors: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Derek Carter, Bill Parks, Kimberlee Peterson, Nathan Dean, Andy Ostroy

This movie gave me a headache. The first half hour was mostly screaming and overacting.

On the heels of that note, I have a confession to make. For as popular as Meg Ryan is, and as well known as she is, I’m not familiar with her work. In fact, I have never seen any of her movies. If I did, then I don’t remember. If this movie was any indication of her overall acting talent, I’m not sure I’m interested in seeing them, but I believe everything deserves two chances. Everyone has an off day or a bad project; everyone makes mistakes. So I can’t, in good standing, write her off just yet.

Eventually, the movie does get slightly interesting, but continues to flop hard as a comedy. I didn’t so much as giggle once during the entire film. However, while trying to figure out what I would categorize it as I couldn’t pick another category, either. Maybe it’s a drama, kind of, not really. So I can’t really complain about the genre chosen. I think that was as good a guess as any.

I wasn’t impressed.

Overall Opinion – 2/5

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