A friend told me recently that her sister, a high school teacher, is on a quest while off for the summer: she wants to see every bad movie that comes out.
In an effort to not offend anyone needlessly, I’m going to refrain from naming which flicks would make my list if I were on a similar mission. After all, one viewer’s disappointment is another’s absolute fave.
That said, however, I will admit my personal roll would be a little shorter this year than in some summer’s past, but still higher than I’d like for it to be.
Where are all the intelligent comedies?
Why must every movie that’s supposed to make me laugh include fart and barf jokes and people being generally gross and infantile? I can’t tell you how much I long for movies that include true wit and show at least a modicum of respect for the audience’s intelligence and general level of taste.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge anyone being able to see all the ridiculous shows their hearts desire. I’d just like to be able to enjoy an adult comedy worthy of that designation. In the last few years I’ve had to sit through far too many “humorous” films that fall far short of being adult in every area excepting their language used and the sexual nature of much of their content.
It would be so refreshing to see light-hearted fare that is truly well written. The closest I’ve seen of those kind of movies in the past few years have been animated.
Sigh . . . I’m sounding old and prudish even to myself. But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong, just tired of being bored by something I’ve paid to see on a big screen, which used to be my absolute favorite pastime.
How I’d love to see something that made me laugh and think and recommend it to everyone I know. That’s the kind of movie quest I want to undertake.
Jeez, who knew my mother would invade my body—and blog—like this!
HOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT’S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE MOVIE? WHAT KIND OF FILM QUEST WOULD YOU LIKE TO UNDERTAKE? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.
Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com. Her debut novel, MRS. GOODFELLER, is available through most major e-Book outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.