Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Debt briefly meets The Big Ugly Stick.



The Debt is a recent release that has been doing better at the box office than expected. It stars Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain playing the same woman at different ages. Besides the cast mentioned in the ad above, there's also Ciaran Hinds in a pivotal role and it's directed by John Madden, best known for Shakespeare in Love and Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown, two very charming and funny films from the late 1990s.

This movie is torture porn. It has no charm or humor. If someone you know wants to see it and says something like "I've heard good things and I really like Helen Mirren," you should reply with "You wouldn't like watching Helen Mirren getting tortured. Matty Boy hit this movie with The Big Ugly Stick, a level of bad review he only takes out on special occasions."

For a brief rundown, the previous Big Ugly Stick movies so far are:
Never see any of these movies. Your time is too valuable. The only one that has even a few redeeming qualities is The Ghost Writer. You're welcome.



2 comments:

Margaret Benbow said...

Thanks for your heads-up, I agree with you...especially after looking the film up up on Movie Spoiler. Judging from the plot, watching it would be like being forced to see a dog getting hit by a truck over and over for two hours...except in the movie the dogs are humans.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks, Margaret. Since I hope no one who reads this ever sees the movie, I'm not sure it's a spoiler warning, but there is a major character run over by a truck very early on.

We only have to watch that misery once. There is another miserable scene we have to watch twice.