Thursday, August 02, 2007

what emilio estevez hath wrought

Wisdom (1986).

When you're flipping through the channels and you see a movie is written and directed by Emilio Estevez the imp of the perverse compels you to stop and watch. Ok, maybe the imp only insists that you Tivo the movie and watch it as the strength of your stomach allows. The imp is compelling but not overbearing.

It might not surprise you to find that this is a terrible, terrible movie. I guess it's an homage to Bonnie and Clyde wrapped in the disaffection of '80s youth. Ok, I'm just making shit up. The movie is bad-bad. Not bad - so bad you should watch it bad - but completely terrible, "How could anyone think this movie should have been made?" bad. Like, "Who's the ad wiz that came up with this one?" bad. Oh wait, Emilio Estevez was that ad wiz.

I will give Emilio props for having the ability to write horrible, horrible dialogue. It's hard to write dialogue so bad that someone (theMonica) can watch the movie for 4 seconds and say, "The dialog in this movie is terrible." Emilio, you are my herio.

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Blogger Alan said...

According to an IMDB user review, Wisdom is "recommended for Emilio Estevez fans." Sign me up!

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