I just had to propagate this information to the masses. I would hate for people to get trapped in the vortex of annoyance that is the worst movie ever made, so here is my warning to all movie watchers: don't, under any circumstances, watch "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, and Lena Olin). It is absolutely horrible. If someone were to ask me what it is about I would have no answer for them because I have no idea what it is about! I don't think the director even knows what it's about! They should have called it "The Unbearable Pointlessness of this Movie"!!!!!
All I can say for this movie is that it tries to set up some sort of storyline many times throughout the movie, but it gets lost in it's own stupidity! Is it about a womanizer who has finally fallen in love? Is it about a seemingly naive woman who loves the womanizer and is attracted to the womanizer's mistress? Is it about the Soviet occupation in Czechoslovakia? Is it about the love triangles that become quadrilateral? Oh I don't even care! All I know about the movie was that it was 2 hours and 53 minutes of hell! I apologize if anyone liked it... I really did not!
Out of curiosity, what is the worst movie you guys have seen?
P.S. Footloose is pretty bad as well...
ahhh come on i used to love footloose as a kid !! i never said i had taste in movies though (one of my favourites is called Avalon, which i think is a great movie )
that other movie sounds terrible though ! is it a new one ?
Wondering if the book "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" is any good... I have it on my list of books to read.
I have never read the book, however I have seen the play and I thought it was quite good. The movie is probably bad due to interpretation more than anything else. Hard to fit a 4+ hour play into a 90 minute film, often.
The worst movie ever? Sister Act. I was offended by it's protrayal of Christianity, and I am an atheist. I can't imagine what actual Christians thought of this film!
The biggest discrepancies between my taste and the general publics - Braveheart. I thought it was awful, it won a best picture.
2nd biggest discrepancy between my taste and the general publics - National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon - I nearly pee'd myself from laughing so much watching this film. People in the movie theatre with me thought I was a crack-head, because they didn't laugh at all.
Who can explain tastes?
Well, I had no idea the movie was based on a book... That does explain some of the horribleness but just to clarify, the movie was 7 minutes shy of 3 hours... so I don't think the cramming effect came into play as much as it would had it been a 90 minute film. I didn't think people would have liked anything related to the movie (i.e. the book) but I guess the movie was a terrible adaptation.
Tell me something, what exactly is the nature of the relationship of two women in the doctor's life? Did they just discover that they are attracted to both men and women and are they bothered by it? Nothing was well elaborated in the movie... it just seemed like a bunch of different stories that were left unfinished and strung together during editing. And, judging by the youthful looks of all the actors and the fashions, the movie is definitely one of the 80s.
Footloose wasn't really THAT bad but just really really really cheesy! I mean, a city that outlaws dancing and music? Come on...... But then again, I like cheesy movies like Grease so I guess it's a matter of taste... it's definitely an interest thing, eh? And I wouldn't be called an expert critic or anything when I can list Amélie and Austion Powers (the first one) as two of my favorite movies! Oh well!
Hands down....it's was the Woody Allen movie "Anything Else" with Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci. It's the only movie I've ever seen in theatres that I wanted to walk out on! The characters were so annoying that half-way through I wanted to kick them in the bum! lol
Space Oddessy.........Holy Moly.......
two words - Battlefield Earth.
Oh. My. God.
Terrible movie. I had heard it was bad and thought I had to find out for myself. I figured it couldn't be THAT bad. Boy was I wrong. Then again, I've never seen "Gigli". That might be worse. But I don't know how it could be. Oh, speaking of Affleck crap flicks - "Paycheck". Please, whatever you do, don't waste your time.
Event Horizon (1998, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill) is my pick. Only saw it because we bought a cheap mystery ticket. What a depressing, pointless movie that was.
As for the Unbearable Lightness of Being - I tried to watch it once, but fell asleep about half an hour in!
I actually loved Event Horizon, although i this was because:
(a) when i first saw it, there was a group of us all with warped sense of humour and we found allsorts of unintentional humour in it. everybody kept making stupid coments etc and it was the funniest film i'd seen in ages, which is quite impressive for an alleged humourless horror film...
(b) one of the girls i was at halls with at Uni was absolutely freaked by it. she was the most annoying & up herself person i've ever met (shared by virtually every student there) and everytime she used to annoy somebody, they'd just put on a strange voice and come out with a quote from the movie and she would run shrieking from the room in near hysterics...
Admittedly it is fairly pointless though (but aren't most movies?)
Not sure what the worst movie ever is, but i very rarely go to the cinema, and don't watch that much TV, so i don't tend to see films by accident or in passing, so manage to avoid allot of the carp and also don't get dragged to dodgy girlie movies!