Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

22 June 2008

Get Stupid

Peter Segal's film adaptation of the television series Get Smart is terrible. It's filled with idiotic fat jokes, vomit jokes, homophobic jokes, disability jokes and an insipid, predictable plot that's never actually interesting. Or funny. I saw it with my friend Kate, who used to love the TV show. We both hated it.

P.S. I've decided I don't really like Anne Hathaway. I know she was in Brokeback Mountain, but she's clearly one of those big stars that I just don't get. I mean, Becoming Jane, The Devil Wears Prada, those ridiculous Princess Diary movies. Is she ever good in anything? She seems to be riding on charm, but I must be impervious to it. I always think her performances are flat. Like she can only ever respond to people. She has no ability to drive a scene. I've never seen an Anne Hathaway performance I liked.