I love comedies, and I especially love the best work of the Farrelly
brothers. I think that their 1999 film There's Something About Mary is a comic
masterpiece, and I also feel that several of their other films are very funny.
I have also enjoyed Owen Wilson's best work since the days of Shanghai Noon.
It is therefore with great regret that I inform you that I couldn't make it
through ten minutes of the Farrelly's latest comedy, starring Owen. I can't
imagine how it could have scored 36% at Rotten Tomatoes.
Trite ideas, bad jokes, stock characters and situations. It's just awful.
Watching this is like watching one of those SNL sketches that they put on
at the end of the show because they have some time to kill. You know how they
just seem to drag on, and on, and on? well, this film is like that, except
that it drags on for 90 minutes instead of three.
Or maybe not. I can't really say since I gave up in the first eight
minutes. Who knows? Maybe it got better after I shut it off.
But I doubt it.
Here's Nicky Whelan (cam
quality, sample below)