Thursday, June 28, 2007

Evening out?

Evening comes out this weekend, and it scares me.
It looks so good in the trailers and advertisements. It’s got an incredible cast of the best actresses. And it’s directed by Hungarian Lajos Koltai.
Stars include: Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
That’s what scares me. Everytime I see ads for a movie with that many top-notch folks working on a movie, it’s guaranteed to be terrible.
Examples: Gangs of New York and The Score.
Gangs was even nominated for an Academy Award – Sheesh! Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz and Leo DiCaprio all directed by Martin Scorsese. My wife and I actually booed afterward.
The Score stole $15 from my wallet. Robert De Niro, Ed Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando. It was completely unintelligible.
So, I’ll go to see Evening, but I’ll be picking out from behind my hands.
What are the worst movies you’ve seen that appeared to have amazing promise? Any of you regulars have a comment? Margaret, Leo, Heather, Lisa Gail, Beth, Joe?