As I was watching "Don't Mess With The Zohan" tonight, I realized that I like a ton of movies that the majority of my friends think are probably some of the worst movies ever made. So below is my list of the worst ones that I simply adore.
In no particular order, here are 10 of the "worst" movies I love:
1.) The 2005 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
A lot of my friends thought this was an abomination and insult to the original film. While I did adore the original, I also loved this one. To me, they were such completely different films they could almost be put in separate genres. Also, it was nice to see Johnny Depp finally playing someone OTHER than Jack Sparrow in a post Pirates movie.
2.) Jersey Girl
Ok, ok, I know. Worst movie ever made. Kevin Smith was even disappointed in it. Blah Blah Blah. Screw you guys - this movie was effin awesome. The little girl does a scene from Sweeny Frakin Todd at the end - with blood spurts and everything! Most morbid, awesome kid character ever.
3.) 13 Going on 30
One of the many chick flicks I really love. Logically, I should love it. It's got time travel, the dance from the Thriller video, and the little geeky kid gets the girl in the end. What's not to love?
4.) Star Wars Episode III
This is probably the most controversial movie on my list. The hard core fans that I am friends with (which is way more than I am willing to admit) are split down the middle. Half loved it, half hated it, but no one is indifferent. I am - obviously - on the loved it side. Sure it's because the hottest version of Obi-wan is in this one, but that is completely beside the point.
5.) Crazy People
I am not sure how much this movie is hated. I watched it when I was younger, and it was already a bit old then. The amazing thing is how much advertising actually has gone in the direction of the "crazy" people's ideas in this film. Seriously - it's worth the spot in your netflix queue.
6.) Funny Face
My favorite movie of all time. OF ALL TIME. Seriously though, I had a big fan-crush on Audrey Hepburn when I was a kid. I've seen almost all of her movies, and this is hands down my absolute fav. Most people complain that some of the song and dance scenes are a little um... lengthy. But c'mon - it's Fred Astaire. He probably made the producers give him extra dancing time in his contract - which I can't fault him for. The man could dance circles around the idiots you see on So You Think You Can Dance.
7.) 27 Dresses
I'll admit it. I like this one cause it's girly and has a fashion show of horrifying bridesmaid dresses. There is no other excuse.
Kevin Spacey as an alien. Fantastic fiction or plain fact? Either way, I could watch this one over and over again - despite certain friends of mine who find the acting rather less than appealing. :-P
9.) Don't Mess with The Zohan
The first time I saw this film, I nearly pissed myself laughing. Sure it's slightly racist and insensitive - but that's how America runs, people. All movies have a bit of racism, sexism, or insensitivity. If it's comedy, get over it and laugh.
10.) Made of Honor
mmmm, Doctor Shepherd and Doctor Hunt. Just wish I were in the position of the girl they battled over. Gawddamn.